CS 725/825 - Information Visualization
Spring 2016: Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:15pm, E&CS 2120

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

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Notes:

  • This schedule is subject to change and will be updated throughout the semester.
  • Chapter references are from the required course textbook, Visualization Analysis and Design.
  • ODU Spring 2016 Academic Calendar, Exam Schedule
Week Date Topic Reading for this class meeting Other
1 Jan 13 Introduction, What's Vis and Why Do It? (slides) Syllabus, Ch 1 in-class work (ICW) 0
not graded
2 Jan 20 Data, Intro to Tableau, D3, and R Ch 2 ICW 1, VI 1
3 Jan 27 Tasks Ch 3 ICW 2, VI 2
4 Feb 3 Analysis Ch 4 ICW 3, VI 3,
2 presentations
5 Feb 10 Marks and Channels Ch 5 ICW 4, VI 4,
2 presentations
6 Feb 17 Rules of Thumb Ch 6 ICW 5, VI 5
2 presentations
Milestone 1 due
7 Feb 24 Arrange Tables Ch 7 ICW 6, no VI 6,
2 presentations
Milestone 2 due
8 Mar 2 Maps, Arrange Networks and Trees Ch 8.1-8.3, Ch 9 no ICW 7, VI 7
project proposals
Mar 9 No Class - Spring Break
9 Mar 16 Map color and Other Channels Ch 10 ICW 8 (no submit), VI 8,
4 presentations
10 Mar 23 Manipulate View Ch 11 ICW 9 (no submit), VI 9,
4 presentations
11 Mar 30 Multiple Views Ch 12 ICW 10 (no submit), VI 10,
project updates
12 Apr 6 Reduce Items and Attributes Ch 13 ICW 11 (no submit), no VI 11,
4 presentations
13 Apr 13 Embed: Focus + Context Ch 14 ICW 12 (no submit), no VI 12
4 presentations
14 Apr 20 Case Studies Ch 15 5 presentations,
last day of classes
Apr 29
8:30-11:30am
Project Demos final exam slot