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.
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