Hello, my name is Alexandra. Most recently I was a data scientist at Udemy and I spent a lot of time making visualizations that helped power this product. I’ve made countless visualizations ranging from the simplest of bar charts to more complex interactive visualizations. I’ve also seen many visualizations made by coworkers who were data scientists, business intelligence analysts, product managers, sales - and a whole range of other job titles. Over the years I’ve noticed that there are a lot of simple things that people can do to their graphs and charts that can make them more legible and ultimately more convincing. And I want to show you how to do just that.
I made this course because I wanted to share with the world what effective data visualization means. I wanted to share my on-the-job experience as well as the theory I learned at Columbia University where I received my Master’s in Quantitative Methods. For those of you who are relatively new to data visualization or who might feel a little intimidated, know that I was just like you not too long ago. Believe it or not, I too was a newb once (and anyone who tells you differently is lying). By sharing common mistakes and best practices that I have seen over my career my hope is to empower everyone to make awesome visualizations.