With this intermediate-level program, you will learn best practices in two critical areas of the data science pipeline: communication and visualization. You will learn the tools and techniques you need to produce graphics that give more insight into exploratory data analysis, and deliver your data findings with greater impact to a diverse audience.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Without effective, visual storytelling skills, much of the potential impact of data analysis is lost. The ability to share data-driven insights in an accessible, engaging way has become one of the most sought-after skills for communications of all types.
The ability to simplify complex information and analysis through stories that better reveal insights and effectively communicate findings are key skills for anyone who works with data, from marketers, journalists and consultants to business owners, analysts and academics.
Whether you need to convince decision-makers, draw attention to an issue, build dashboards or persuade audiences, strong data visualization and communication skills will add impact to your message.
During his studies in educational science, Bobby discovered passion for statistics and data science, which led him to pursue a PhD in quantitative methods. Across his academic career, he focused on developing skills to allow him to communicate his findings in the most effective ways possible. In his professional life, he has worked as a data science consultant, where he was often the only data specialist on a project – making his skills in data communication and visualization key to presenting the results of his work.
Bobby says, “If you cannot communicate data, especially to non-technical people, numbers become meaningless. Applied Data Science: Communication and Visualization is a toolbox that will enable anybody to tell ‘data stories’, and in a world increasingly consumed by data, that ability is the key to success.”
Applied Data Science: Communication & Visualization is for people who work with data and who want to develop industry-level skills in analyzing and communicating with data, from raw numbers to end product. It is particularly important for those engaged on big data and data analysis projects. Whether you want to switch careers or open up new opportunities in your current workplace with a formal recognition of your skills and an EPFL COS Diploma, this course will teach you what you need to know.
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The Applied Data Science: Communication & Visualization program includes four courses and a customizable capstone project. Learners who successfully complete the program earn an EPFL COS Diploma and 15 ECTS credits.
Showcase all the data visualization and communication skills and knowledge you’ve learned on the program by applyiing them to your own data communication and visualization project.
These program details are subject to change; please refer to the program outline at the time of registration.
This program is taught at intermediate-level. You should have the following tools, skills and abilities prior to registering for this program:
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