The most effective way to tell a story with your data is by visualizing it with a graph or chart. Data visualization provides opportunities to uncover patterns, correlations, and outliers, as well as communicate key insights to stakeholders and enable data-driven decision making. In this course, we cover three key areas:

Visualization Process

  • Introduction to data visualization
  • Data visualization process
  • Memory & cognitive load
  • Charts vs. graphs
  • Chart anatomy
  • Chart selector guide

Visual Best Practices

  • The need for visual best practices
  • Gestalt Principles
  • Reducing clutter and formatting
  • Effective use of color
  • Visual best practices checklist

Real World Application

  • Work through case studies to reinforce data visualization best practices
  • Applying what you learned


Enrolling in the course provides you with:

  • Engaging video content with several examples
  • Quizzes to assess your knowledge retention
  • DATAcated® Visual Best Practices Checklist
  • DATAcated® Chart Selector Guide
  • Certificate of completion to demonstrate your dedication
  • Access to the DATAcated Academy Slack group


Select a pricing plan and sign up

$249

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Course Curriculum

  Introduction
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  Introduction to data visualization
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  Visual Best Practices
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  Real-World Application
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  Conclusion
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DATAcated Academy Feedback


"Thank you Kate for a clear and concise presentation. You followed the principles stated, well done! Your graphics were focused and supportive of your spoken word. I liked the pace of your speaking and your confidence in presenting. You make it look easy but I know there's a lot of work going into it. I have taken some other courses and I thought this was one of the best I have taken for an introduction." - John F.

"Great course Kate. I stumbled on posts about your courses via LinkedIn and I must say, I am not disappointed. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Great job and well curated. Strongly considering checking out your other courses too - Just for completeness." - Abiodun B.

"Well organised and presented mini course - great starting point and reminder!" - Malcolm M

"I like this format of presenting the content of the course: short and entertaining, with little pieces of knowledge." - Manuel P.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Who is the course for? The course is for data analysts / data scientists that work with data and want to improve their data visualization skills. The course can be taken by both beginners and intermediate data analysts.


Is there a certificate? A certificate of completion will be issued upon successfully completing the course.


Is there a method of communicating with the instructor? Yes, there is a Slack group in which you can ask questions. In this group you can interact with both the instructor and the other participants.


What data visualization tools are required for this course? This course is product-agnostic; lessons learned here can be applied to data visualization with Tableau, Qlik, Power BI, R, Python, etc. 

NOTE: This course does NOT include tutorials on how to use data visualization tools.


How long do I have to complete a DATAcated Academy course? Courses are entirely on-demand, which means you can learn at your own pace. You can begin the course whenever you like, and there are no deadlines to complete it.


What language is the content delivered in? English


What is the refund policy? We want you to be satisfied, so all courses purchased on DATAcated Academy can be refunded within 30 days. For whatever reason, if you are unhappy with a course, you can request a refund. 


Still have questions? If you have any other questions about DATAcated Academy, you can contact support by clicking here.

Hi, I’m Kate Strachnyi. I'm really excited to be your instructor for the DATAcated Academy courses!

What I bring to every course is my extensive experience with data analysis and visualization tools - including Tableau, Power BI, Qlik, Looker, Sisense, R, Python, and more.

I believe that learning should be a FUN and pleasurable experience. This is why I built the DATAcated Academy.

Watch this video to learn more about the course