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Cecilia Aragon
HCDE 511
Seattle Campus

Information Visualization

Covers the design and presentation of digital information. Uses graphics, animation, sound, and other modalities in presenting information to users. Studies understanding vision and perception. Includes methods of presenting complex information to enhance comprehension and analysis; and incorporation of visualization techniques into human-computer interfaces.

Class description

HCDE 511 covers the design and presentation of digital information. Uses graphics, animation, sound, and other modalities in presenting information to users. Studies the understanding of vision and perception. Includes methods of presenting complex information to enhance comprehension and analysis; and incorporation of visualization techniques into human-computer interfaces.

Student learning goals

Understand the basic data types and data representations

Critically analyze the design and presentation of digital information

Develop a basic understanding of the human visual system and visual perception and how to design visualizations to effectively present information to users

Incorporate visualization techniques into human-computer interfaces

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

In this class, students will be expected to complete reading assignments, participate in class discussions, and complete a series of written assignments. Students will complete a final group project that incorporates design, implementation, and evaluation of a visualization technique.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Cecilia Aragon
Date: 05/23/2012