CS 725/825 - Information Visualization
Fall 2013: Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:45pm, E&CS 2120

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Tableau's data visualization software is provided through the Tableau for Teaching program.

Schedule

Notes:

  • This schedule is subject to change and will be updated throughout the semester. Items in italics are tentatively-scheduled topics.
  • Lecture notes and assignments are linked into this schedule (printing tips). The links contain the full slide set - the slide numbers just indicate what we covered in class.
  • Chapter references from the course textbook, Interactive Data Visualization: Foundations, Techniques, and Applications.
  • Some of the content of the lecture notes is courtesy/copyright John Stasko (Georgia Tech) with edits copyright Michele Weigle. Please contact Michele Weigle (mweigle at cs.odu.edu) before re-distributing lecture note slides.
  • ODU Fall 2013 Academic Calendar, Exam Schedule
Week Date Topic Reading for this class meeting Assignment / Due
1 Aug 27 First Day Admin
Intro to InfoVis
(slides 1-22)
Syllabus
Ch 1
HW1
Aug 29 Intro to InfoVis
(slides 23-61)
2 Sep 3 Data Foundations Ch 2
(skip 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.4, 2.3.5 but read p. 58, 2.3.6 but read p. 59, 2.3.9, 2.3.10)
HW2
HW1 (parts 1, 2) due
Sep 5 InfoVis Tools HW1 (part 3) due
3 Sep 10 Hands-On with R, D3, and Tableau
Lab
HW2 due
Sep 12 Lab continued HW3 (finish lab)
4 Sep 17 Human Perception
(slides 1-52)
Ch 3 HW3 due
HW4
Semester Project
Sep 19 Human Perception
(slides 53-67)
5 Sep 24 Visualization Foundations
(slides 1- 39)
Ch 4 HW4 due
Sep 26 Visualization Foundations
(slides 39-50)
6 Oct 1 1D and 2D Graph Types
(see Blackboard for slides)
A Tour Through the Visualization Zoo, Heer, Bostock, Ogievetsky, 2010
see Blackboard for additional reading materials
Project initial description due
HW5
Oct 3 No Class
7 Oct 8 Designing Effective Visualizations
(slides 1-47)
(see Blackboard for slides)
Ch 12
Oct 10 Mid-Term Exam covers Intro through Graph Types
8 Oct 15 No Class - Fall Break
Oct 17 Designing Effective Visualizations
(slides 47-78)
HW5 due
9 Oct 22 Multivariate Data
(slides 1-64)
Ch 7 HW6
Oct 24 Multivariate Data
(slides 64-88)
10 Oct 29 Geospatial Data - Maps Ch 6 HW6 due
HW7
Oct 31 Project Progress Reports
IEEE VIS 2013 Papers
Project progress report due
11 Nov 5 Trees, Graphs, and Networks
(slides 1-92)
Ch 8
Nov 7 Trees, Graphs, and Networks
(slides 92-139)
HW 7 due
HW8
12 Nov 12 Text and Document Visualization
(slides 1-67)
Ch 9
Nov 14 Text and Document Visualization
(slides 67-106)
13 Nov 19 Storytelling
(slides 1-20)
Storytelling: The Next Step for Visualization, Kosara and Mackinlay, 2013
Narrative Visualization: Telling Stories with Data, Segel and Heer, 2010
HW 8 due
Nov 21 Storytelling
(slides 21-48)
14 Nov 26 Interaction Interactive Dynamics for Visual Analysis, Heer and Shneiderman, CACM 2012
Chs 10, 11 (optional)
Nov 28 No Class - Thanksgiving Break
15 Dec 3 Evaluation Empirical Studies in Information Visualization: Seven Scenarios, Lam et al., TVCG 2012 (published version)
Ch 13 (optional)
Dec 5 Final Exam covers Design through Interaction
Tue, Dec 10
12:30-3:30pm
Final Project Presentations and Demos Report due Dec 9