Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds Hi everyone and welcome to our Big Data Analytics collection of courses. My name is Kerrie Mengersen. Imagine you’re a scientist in a lab, investigating a new strain of bacteria that’s extremely harmful and potentially deadly. As a scientist you’re naturally curious, however there’s no way you would want to get too close to the bacteria and risk being contaminated. So how can you examine these bacteria closely, without potentially risking your health? Real life situations such as this have been resolved through the use of visualisations. Instead of physical interaction with the bacteria, scientists have created a virtual playground where they can effectively interact and examine bacteria without being at risk.
Skip to 0 minutes and 55 seconds Creating good visualisations not only produces something that looks nice, it helps us uncover and interact with information that might not have been immediately obvious. In this course we offer a unique insight into different visual techniques for analysing Big Data. We help you understand some different tools for creating effective visualisations, and show you examples where visualisations have been incredibly effective - such as the bacteria example. We’ve created this course to share with you the multi-lensed approach we use at ACEMS that enables us to create new insights and ways of thinking around the Big Data space. We’re excited and we hope you are too.