Visualisation: visual representations of data and information
Learn how to interpret and create visual representations of data and information in this free course on visualisation. Enhance your understanding of the information society and select appropriate visualisation models to represent data sets accurately.
Modern society is often referred to as ‘the information society’ – but how can we make sense of all the information we are bombarded with? In this free course, Visualisation: visual representations of data and information, you will learn how to interpret, and in some cases create, visual representations of data and information that help us to see things in a different way.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
Understand what is meant by the term ‘visualisation’ within the context of data and information
Interpret and create a range of visual representations of data and information
Recognise a range of visualisation models such as cartograms, choropleth maps and hyperbolic trees
Select an appropriate visualisation model to represent a given data set
Recognise when visualisations are presenting information in a misleading way.