Introduction to Data Visualization

This course focuses on the theories behind visual analytics, and the relationship between data analysis and data visualization. Students will be introduced to tools for analyzing information and the preliminary displaying of results. Students will explore the collection, management, analysis and presentation of spatial data, as well as concepts of database systems, data modeling, and digital mapping.

This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology.

Working with your OCAD U Account

As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to the OCAD U learning management system, called Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Login at

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Certificate Options                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Many OCAD U courses can be applied towards a certificate. Explore to learn more.

Note that students seeking a certificate must register with OCAD U via the APPLY link on the page for the certificate concerned.  

Contact for questions concerning certificates available or to confirm your chosen set of courses will qualify.

Learning Outcomes

  • The diversity of data visualization requirements across different domains, with an emphasis on modeling data for analysis and visualization
  • Fundamental concepts in data visualization, including cognitive, design, UX, and narrative considerations
  • Proficiency in the use of Tableau
Spring 2022
Date & Time:
11 Apr 2022 to 16 May 2022
  • 6 online classroom sessions
Instructor: Price:
Registration Deadline:
April 6, 2022

Course Requirements

Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Contact UNBC Continuing Studies about the supply list for your course. Regular access to a computer with a webcam and microphone, high-speed broadband internet connection, and a digital camera or smartphone and is required.


Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be canceled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

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