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In this online course, “Interactive Data Visualization,” you will learn about the interactive exploration of data, and how it is achieved using state-of-the-art data visualization software. Participants will learn to explore a range of different data types and structures. They will learn about various interactive techniques for manipulating and examining the data and producing effective visualizations.

The course is very hands-on in terms of the learning process. Participants will be guided through an exploration of quantitative business data to discern meaningful patterns, trends, relationships, and exceptions that reveal business performance, potential problems and opportunities.

Course Program:

Week 1:

  • Information visualization characterization and history
  • Elements of visual perception
  • Software introduction and data preparation (merging data, getting started, export)

Week 2:

  • Interaction techniques
  • Distribution analysis
  • Hands-on visual exploration of business data

Week 3:

  • Time Series
  • Multivariate views (scatter plots, parallel coordinate plots, trellising)
  • Tree maps for hierarchical data

Week 4:

  • Specialized visualizations
  • Video demonstrations of novel techniques
  • From visualization to visual analytics

Important Date:

June 12, 2015 to July 10, 2015


4 Weeks

Time Requirement:

15 hours per week, at time of your choosing.


INR  32,940 (assuming $ = INR 60)

Full Time/Part time:

Part Time


Statistical analysts and data miners who need to explore and graph multivariate data, either to form impressions of the data or as a preliminary step to performing statistical tests or building models.

  • Tableau
  • R Language
  • Dr. Galit Shmueli
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