• Unit 5: Evaluating Data Visualizations

    Have you ever seen a presentation where every slide consisted of words, words, and more words? When you saw a chart or graph, the colors were so loud and bright it was like a firecracker on the 4th of July. Moreover, the message was unclear and certainly not intended for the audience on hand. When you looked around, everyone had their heads down, trying not to notice all the issues with the presentation. When you present data, start with a story, a message, or a point you are trying to make. The message should be crafted for the intended audience, with a clear narrative flow and visuals that connect and convey that message. In Units 1 through 4, you learned and applied data analysis, storytelling with data, visualization principles, and tools and techniques. This unit will help you tie everything together for the final phase presentation. In this unit, you will apply presentation design for data visualizations. You will also develop messaging for intended audiences and connect visualization to the narrative flow of the data's story.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 7 hours.

    • 5.1: Develop the Data Story

    • 5.2: Develop Presentation Message

    • 5.3: Map and Align Visual Communications

    • 5.4: Validate the Narrative Flow

    • Study Guide: Unit 5

      We recommend reviewing this Study Guide before taking the Unit 5 Assessment.

    • Unit 5 Assessment

      • Receive a grade