Tell a Visual Story with Data
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In this course, you will

  • Identify an opportunity
    Identify an area in your business to visualize data and tell its story as well as develop this plan with the support of your project advisor.
  • Use the right methods 
    Gain a clear understanding of data visualization and storytelling and apply a range of templates and toolkits to your guided project.
  • Develop relevant skills
    Develop and improve a selection of key skills relevant to effectively visualizing data.

5 steps to success

16-20 hours over 6+ weeks

Help is always available

Project advisor support

Invaluable insider insights from your project advisor.

Up to 3 hours of 1-2-1 support.

Guides & resources

Switch on to our online library to access authentic case studies, proven business models, and practice scenarios that will help you test and deliver your plan.

Up to 4 hours of content.

Examples of tools and templates you will be introduced to

The "Pyramid Philosophy"

Create a communication strategy that ensures the biggest audience, and ultimately the right audience, that engages with your findings and applies them.

8 Basic Statistics Concepts

Apply the eight basic statistics concepts for data science to ensure you understand your data and what it represents.

Chart Choosers

Explore resources that provide data visualization options categorized by data type to help you choose the right chart for your data.

Colors and Font Choosers

Review tools and guides to help you choose effective color schemes and fonts to create more impactful, accessible visualizations.

Power skills you will develop


Identify important aspects of a data visualization and how to make a visualization that effectively communicates your information. Identify the audience for your data visualization and your goals for visualizing data.


Identify the different forms and functions of various tools and how to visualize the data in the most engaging way.

Critical thinking

Evaluate strengths and potential limitations of your data. Examine your data to better understand its appropriateness for your data visualization goals, including content specific information to make sense of the data. 


Consider data equity, ethics and privacy when looking at your data. Identify a broad range of data from multiple sources to complete your project.

Visualization and storytelling 

Identify data visualization tools and techniques that are appropriate for your data. Construct data visualizations that are meaningful and informative for your audience.

On completion you will have

Discovered ways to visualize data

Demonstrated live project experience around a key opportunity in your business that looks to visualize data and tell it’s story.

Transferable skills to use across your business

Gained proficiency in critical skills fundamental to visualizing data that supports your career development.

Resources you can turn to again and again

A structured business plan with templates that you can download and use in future projects.

Credly badge

A Credly badge that certifies your competence in visualizing data effectively.

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