Brief Description of Course Content
Studies interactive visualization techniques that help people analyze data. This course introduces design, development, and validation approaches for interactive visualizations with applications in various domains, including the analysis of text collections, software visualization, network analytics, and the biomedical sciences. It covers underlying principles, provides an overview of existing techniques, and teaches the background necessary to design innovative visualizations.
Specific Goals for the Course
- Define information visualization and describe its role in data analysis
- Illustrate underlying principles in information visualization
- Explain the four nested levels of visualization design
- Design an interactive data visualization
- Build a prototype implementation of an interactive visualization using existing tools/frameworks
- Critique visualization techniques and tools
- Evaluate the utility of visualization system
- Review existing design approaches
- Learn a framework for analyzing and critiquing interactive visualizations
- Develop your own visualizations using existing tools and frameworks
No significant mathematical concepts needed for this course.
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