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Data Visualization for Decision Making
Prof. Kavitha Ranganathan
Course Description & Objectives
Informed decision making is the foundation upon which successful businesses are built. The amount and complexity of information produced in the business world is increasing at staggering rates. If this data is delivered to you in spreadsheets or tabular reports, it becomes very challenging to find the patterns, trends and correlations necessary to perform your job well. Effective data visualization is an important tool in the decision making process. It allows business decision makers to quickly examine large amounts of data, expose trends and issues efficiently, exchange ideas with key players, and influence the decisions that will ultimately lead to success.
The goal of this course is to expose you to visual representation methods and techniques that increase the understanding of complex data. In this course we will study good design practices for visualization, tools for visualization of data from a variety of fields and visualization software like Processing, GapMinder and Tableau.
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