This course teaches the key design principles and techniques used in visualizing information, together with the perceptual principles that support them. It is structured to provide both concrete experience with real data and tools as well as a broad view of the rich world of information visualization. Students will learn both how to design, and how to explore, analyze and evaluate.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the key design guidelines and techniques used for the visual display of information, including their relationship to human perception
- Design interactive visualizations to support human activities, using real data and a user-centered process
- Explore and critically evaluate a wide range of visualization techniques and applications