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Power BI has extraordinary visuals that can be used in reports and dashboards. In this Power BI course, you’ll learn how to create insightful visualizations through built-in and customized charts, and conditional formatting. You’ll also learn how to use R and Python to create unique visualizations, adding custom chart types that would otherwise not be available in Power BI. Finally, you’ll get introduced to some best practices in data visualization and optimize your visualizations to be more accessible to visually impaired individuals. By the end of this Power BI visualization course, you’ll be up to speed on the “Create reports” part of Power BI’s Exam DA-100 certification.
The Audience is KingFree
In this first chapter, you'll get to understand your audience and learn how to build dashboards that connect on an emotional level—so they won't get forgotten about. You'll also get introduced to Lahman's baseball dataset, which you’ll use in this and the second chapter.Know your audience50 xpDashboard or report?100 xpTables and scatter charts50 xpAdd a table and slicer100 xpCreate a scatter plot100 xpCreate a bubble chart100 xpGetting an emotional response50 xpFactors for evoking emotion100 xpBar charts and small multiples50 xpCreate a bar chart100 xpFormat a visual100 xpStacking errors by position100 xpUsing small multiples100 xp
Keeping It Simple
Chapter 2 is all about “less is more”. This will help you reduce cognitive load for your dashboard’s users—making it easier for them to focus on the insights that matter.Reduce cognitive load50 xpReducing cognitive load100 xpCombination charts and custom visuals50 xpLine and area charts100 xpCombo charts100 xpTornado charts100 xpLess is more50 xpWhy not do this?100 xpShares, gauges, and KPIs50 xpShares of the whole100 xpGauges and cards100 xpKey performance indicators100 xpConditional formatting100 xp
Design with Users in Mind
This chapter focuses on accessibility and how you can optimize your interactive dashboards for users with disabilities such as color vision deficiency. You'll apply your new inclusive skills to a real-world dataset, tracing the changing rate of consumer product inflation.Tracking focal points50 xpWhy focal points50 xpMaps and external scripts50 xpCreating a map100 xpScripting with Python100 xpUsing focal points100 xpDesigning for accessibility50 xpReviewing accessibility options100 xpAccessibility in practice50 xpLimiting color use100 xpEnhancing labels100 xpFonts and contrast100 xpUsing smart narratives100 xp
Completing the Report
Let’s get ready for production! In this final chapter, you'll learn how to automatically and optimize refresh data, and when you should (and shouldn’t) create paginated reports.Readying for production50 xpChoosing a SKU100 xpQ&A and decomposition trees50 xpAdding a Q&A visual100 xpAdding a decomposition tree100 xpConfiguring the report100 xpPaginated reports50 xpChoosing a report type100 xpCreating paginated reports50 xpCreate a paginated report100 xpMake it a matrix100 xpAdd a line chart100 xpCongratulations!50 xp
Maarten Van den Broeck
Content Developer at DataCamp
Maarten is an aquatic ecologist and teacher by training and a data scientist by profession. After his career as a Ph.D. researcher at KU Leuven, he wished that he had discovered DataCamp sooner. He loves to combine education and data science to develop DataCamp courses. In his spare time, he runs a symphonic orchestra.
Kevin is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and CTO at Envizage, where he specializes in data analytics with T-SQL and R, forcing Spark clusters to do his bidding, fighting with Kafka, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand. He is the lead contributor to Curated SQL (https://curatedsql.com) and author of PolyBase Revealed (forthcoming). A resident of Durham, North Carolina, he can be found cycling the trails along the triangle whenever the weather's nice enough.
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