Marilyn J Ostergren
Examines the visualization of information: the effects of human perception, the aesthetics of information design, the mechanics of visual display, and the semiotics of iconography. Examples may include census, epidemiological, crime, earth satellite, and medical data in the contexts of special computer applications, user populations, and cultures. Prerequisite: CSE 143.
This course will provide you with a basic skill set for presenting information in visual form (as graphs, diagrams, maps, time-lines etc). You will learn to start with an information source and a set of user needs, make decisions about whether to use visuals, identify which visualization strategies will be most effective, and which technologies you might use to create those visuals. You’ll have hands-on experience creating visuals for real-life situations.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Students will need to have experience with programming, and a high degree of competence learning and using computer applications.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments will consist of lab exercises, project work (designing and implementing static or interactive web-based visualizations) and individualized tasks.
Grades will be based upon brief quizzes, completion of lab exercises, completion of individualized tasks and quality of project work.