May 02, 2017
Amazing course, amazing instructors and assignments. I really enjoyed working with Tableau.\n\nYou may experience some confusion for some assignments but don't worry! Just use the discussion boards :)
Aug 25, 2020
Am glad I learnt a lot from this module, which I know will sharpen my skills for my chosen career path as a data scientist. Am hoping to learn more new skills to improve on my already existing skills.
by Alexander B•
Jun 19, 2019
A little too general and basic. The course could use more guided hands-on examples of creating visualizations with Tableau. Especially in the latter portion, it would be more helpful to actually apply the general principles of visualization to a specific example rather than just discuss them. The few hands-on exercises that are presented would benefit from more specific objectives (e.g., rather than just creating and saving "a visualization", specify a question for students to answer with that visualization.)
by George P•
Nov 14, 2017
It was an overall good course but I give it an average rating because it had minimal content. In comparison there are other courses in coursera where there is much more work to do, as a chance to learn, much more content available and more interaction with the rest of the students. My best suggestion is to compress the material of this course to a single week to make more sense. This is very important to keep the quality of the coursera courses to a high level. Other than that it was a good experience
by P. H•
Jun 18, 2020
Everything was great about this course except the mandatory Twitter part. having to create a social media profile was a point of contention for me because I'm a private person and I had to take a separate class just to figure out how to use Twitter. if it is absolutely necessary then I recommend either that be mentioned up front so students can make an informed decision to enroll or not or that there be a general account on Twitter that every student can use.
by Mark A•
Mar 13, 2018
Tableau is the tool that's used, but this course focuses primarily on the concepts needed to build visualizations. Very little direct application (i.e. opportunity to practice in Tableau). As it's advertised as a Tableau course (it's in the name), I would have preferred more hands on and course directed opportunity to apply lessons (vs. only being lectured on how to do it).
And the guest instructor is not an adept teacher.
by Dennis M•
Jun 30, 2017
I felt the course was too basic and introductory. I think it would be better packed as an intro week to a more in depth data viz or Tableau courses instead of a stand alone course. For someone with absolutely zero knowledge of data viz or Tableau, I'm sure this course will be great, but from anyone with even a little knowledge, it's too simple. However, the instructors are engaging and the material is good for what it is.
by Adam K•
Nov 07, 2016
Good for what it is: a rock-bottom basic introduction. I would have appreciated more technical instruction in how to create complex, involved visualizations and less philosophizing and design ethos. A better name might have been "What is Data Visualization? A Course In Tableau For Non-Professionals" or something like that.
by Oleksii D•
Mar 20, 2019
Data visualization context was useful, as well as interview with Shneiderman and link to his book on user interfaces design, otherwise this would be a 2 star, as the rest of the videos could be used directly from Tableau site.
Do not recommend to anybody familiar with excel.
by Lydia D•
Mar 20, 2018
Good introduction to data viz principles if you are new to that. There are more compelling introductions (i.e., Cole Nussbaumer, Stephanie Evergreen). I was anticipating more step by step walkthroughs of visualization in Tableau.
by Marcello B•
Feb 24, 2019
I expected it to be more complete. Some ideas and the framing of the visual data analysis theme are interesting, but I expected to learn more in a 4-week course. The first peer-valuation task was simple but explained unclearly.
by Svetlana L•
Feb 14, 2017
No engagement from faculty, if you have questions regarding anything in the course, no one will answer them. Unclear and incomplete instructions for assignments. Overall, probably my worst experience with Coursera.
Jun 02, 2020
None of the references reading materials are listed. No responses from course moderators in the Q&A section. Assignment in the third week was extremely unclear, as evidenced by the comments left by students.
by LeRoux T•
Feb 12, 2018
A good introduction although a lot of "soft skill" development that I was familiar with and wanted to spend more time using the actual software. But good for building the foundation of visualizations.
by Gaurav k J•
Mar 01, 2019
Mostly theory and seems somewhat repetitive. However the course is important with regards to presentation of visualisations.
Hoping to learn much more from the other courses in the specialisation.
by Jennifer C•
Jan 24, 2018
Good introductury class into what Tableau is and how it works. However, the pace of the classes was a little bit slow, and the readings were somewhat dry and longer than the videos.
by Jayson J•
Apr 26, 2019
Very repetitive, but gives some good basic concepts. Needs the course videos reviewed, as discuss that he will cover the Who, What and How, but then does not do it. Not terrible
by Vivek G•
May 10, 2019
I wish this course had more interactive exercises and had more tutorials about the different types of visualizations and when and where they are used.
by Alexandra R•
Jun 13, 2019
While nice, it was super basic and there was little hands on experience. I audited this course. I would have been disappointed if I had payed for it.
by Maimoon S•
Feb 22, 2018
I took only this course. I wanted the course to go into more detail about using Tableau. Maybe this is what the complete specialization is for.
by Kartik S•
May 18, 2020
Expected the course to focus more on Tableau techniques but not bad in terms of an introduction to the importance of data visualization.
by vibhu s•
May 13, 2020
it was too short and didnt explain tableau functionality that well. the last module was unnecessary in context of this course and topic.
by Veronica L•
Mar 07, 2019
Average and overpriced as with all their courses. Go to Udemy better value ; course content is more practical and teachers are engaging.
by Sudipta m•
Mar 18, 2019
It is at very elementary level. I was expecting a bit more exploration in tableau tools. So, that expectation wasn't fulfilled.
by Victor F•
Feb 05, 2020
Very introdutory, very little time exploring Tableau. It is good for beginners in data analysis, for the fundamental concepts.
by Ville V•
Feb 24, 2018
It is a good introductory course to start with. It has a lot of potential, but I feel it could've been a lot more challenging.
by Aakanksh M•
May 14, 2020
Wasn't very detailed. Felt like they couldve done alot more with the course.
Also, i fee like they assumed we know the basics.