Welcome to the course Visualise cases and flows of money

By using yEd - a free software - at the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Create clear and interpretable graphs to present entities of a case you investigate
  • Visualise meaningful connections between these entities
  • Depict the entities with custom pictures
  • Make your graph ready for analysing within a few clicks with layout functions
  • Utilise Excel data to create graphs that make financial flows comprehensible
  • Equip your graph with meaningful details such as associating thicken connection lines with the greater amount of money transferred.
  • Versatile your graph! e.g. export it to PowerPoint

This course is self-paced. You can start, take breaks and continue at any time. It is structured in sessions that build up on each other. So it is recommend to start with Session 0 and continue throughout the other sessions. Your progress is saved. Once you finished all session you will be eligable to obtain a certificate of completion.

If you encounter any problems or have questions please join the discussion about this course on the bottom of this overview page.

It’s time to make the invisible money flows visible!

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Module 1: Introduction

Session 0: How to use this course

Learning goals: Introduction how to use the course
Duration approx. 3 minutes.
Prerequisits: none

Session 1: Reasons to use graphs

Learning goals: Reasons to use graphs to visualise your case or flows of money
Duration approx. 3 minutes.
Prerequisits: How to use the course

Module 2: Create a simple graph

Session 2: Create nodes for persons and companies

Learning goals: Start the software yEd; insert nodes for persons and companies
Duration app. 5 minutes.
Prerequisits: You might want to check the reasons to use graphs

Session 3: Drawing edges to connect persons and companies

Learning goals: Connect entities with edges
Duration app. 10 minutes.
Prerequisits: Create nodes for persons and companies

Session 4: Zoom and pan the workspace

Learning goals: Learn how to navigate the workspace as your graph grows
Duration app. 7 minutes.
Prerequisits: Draw nodes and edges

Session 5: Draw a graph; The Maenad Case

Learning goals: Draw your first graph using standard shapes in yEd
Duration app. 15 minutes.
Prerequisits: You can draw nodes and connect nodes with edges in yEd. You will need yEd installed on your computer

Module 3: Enhance your graph

Session 6: Using custom symbols and pictures

Learning goals: Learn how to import and use symbols and pictures that represent the entities of your case
Duration app. 10 minutes.
Prerequisits: You know how to create nodes (session 2)

Session 7: Use automatic layouts and centrality measure to organise your nodes

Learning goals: Use yEd's automatic layouting functions to organise your graph
Duration app. 15 minutes.
Prerequisits: You know how to draw graphs

Session 8. Import and visualize financial data from Excel

Learning goals: Import financial data from Excel and display this data as graph in yEd
Duration app. 15 minutes.
Prerequisits: Basic understanding of yEd

Session 9: Import an Excel file on your own: the Murphy case

Learning goals: Practice to create a graph using an Excel file
Duration app. 20 minutes.
Prerequisits: Session 8: Import and visualize financial data from Excel

Session 10: Ways to export and present your graph

Learning goals: Use different techniques to present your graph
Duration app. 10 minutes.
Prerequisits: You know how to create graphs

Certificate

Complete the course to download you certificate.

Great, you completed the course. Go ahead and download your certificate.

Génial, vous avez terminé le cours. Téléchargez votre certificat.