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Cecilia Aragon
HCDE 548
Seattle Campus

Advanced Topics in Human Centered Design and Engineering

In-depth examination of a specialized topic in an emerging area of human centered design and engineering.

Class description

Advanced Topics in Information Visualization. This partial-studio, partial-seminar class will combine discussion of current infovis topics with hands-on design exercises and critiques. Every two-hour session will consist of one hour of hands-on work relevant to a particular visualization topic. The second hour will be comprised of discussion of recent papers on that topic. Topics to be covered include: color, the psychology of human vision, visual analytics, text visual analytics, network visualization, time series visualization, and class preferences. Students are encouraged to bring in ongoing research, but the studio part of the course will have several projects that focus on intermediate progress, iteration, and critique. The final project will be an iteration of one of the prior projects and an associated reflection.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

HCDE 411, 511, or other introductory information visualization course.

Class assignments and grading


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: 11/22/2013