Excel Data Visualization: Mastering 20+ Charts and Graphs

  • Course details

    When you think data visualization, you might not think Microsoft Excel. But Excel offers a large number of charts and graphing tools that complement its data analysis toolset. This course offers a laser-focused, practical guide to over 20 useful Excel charts and graphs for data visualization. Instructor Chris Dutton reviews the key principles of data visualization, and provides some introductory tips to help you customize any kind of chart in Excel. In this section, you can learn how to adjust text and cell formatting, change the chart type and axes, and leverage built-in templates. In chapter three, Chris reviews the different chart types: from basic bar and pie charts, to scatter plots, histograms, funnel charts, and sparklines. Plus, learn how to create geospatial heat maps and 3D power maps, and combine different chart types on one sheet.

    Instructor

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      Chris Dutton

      Founder & COO, Maven Analytics

      Chris Dutton is a certified Excel MOS Expert, edtech entrepreneur, and best-selling instructor.

      Chris has spent 10+ years specializing in data visualization and business intelligence. As founder and COO of Maven Analytics, Chris' work has been featured by Microsoft, HuffPost, Entrepreneur.com, and the New York Times, reaching more than 500,000 students around the world. A leader in analytics education, Maven Analytics seeks to empower everyday people to change the world with data. Chris graduated summa cum laude and received the Charles G. Bluhdorn Prize in Economics at Tufts University.

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  • Part 1: Introduction

    (light music) - [Chris] Hey Everyone, Chris Dutton here, and welcome to Excel Data Visualization Part One, Mastering Charts and Graphs. In this course, we'll begin with some quick data viz best practices, and then explore a few of Excel's chart customization tools, like formatting options and custom templates. From there, we'll review over 20 different chart types available in Excel 2016, including basic options like pies, columns, and line charts, as well as more advanced options like histograms, waterfalls, surface and contour charts, and even geospatial heat maps. Now, keep in mind that this is part one of a two-part series. So make sure to check out part two, Designing Custom Visuals, where we'll explore a number of more advanced custom demos. We've got a lot to cover, so let's dive in.

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