|CS 725/825 - Information Visualization
Spring 2017: Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:15pm, E&CS 2120
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The main goal of this course is to equip you with the background and tools needed to develop effective visualizations in your own research and future work. Part of developing effective visualizations requires analyzing existing visualizations and visualization problems.
One important piece of developing an effective visualization is knowing what not to do. In addition to studying recommended approaches, this course should also prepare you to rule out visualization approaches where there are mismatches in human capabilities or perception or mismatches with the intended task.
This course will be organized based on the "flipped classroom" model. Students will be assigned readings and homework that will be due before class time. There will be few, if any, lectures by the instructor. Class time will be spent on discussions of the assignments, student presentations, and in-class assignments. It is essential that each student be prepared to fully participate in class discussions each week.
Announcements, submission of assignments, and grading will be done via the class Blackboard site. In-class work and hosting of code will be done via the ODU-CS Gitlab Community class group.
The required textbook for this course is Visualization Analysis and Design by Tamara Munzner.
After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
There are some students participating in the course online. The audio and projected slides/images from our class meetings will be recorded using WebEx. Online students may join the WebEx session during class time or they may listen to the session afterwards (links will be posted in Blackboard). All students will participate in the same online discussions using Blackboard.
If you are registered for an online section but are on-campus, unfortunately the classroom is not large enough for you to regularly attend the class in person. Our activities in class will be recorded and you are welcome to meet with your in-class work group and project group outside of the class meeting time.
Deadlines are the same for in-class and online students. If something is due before the next class meeting, that means it is due before 9:30am Eastern on Wednesday.
If you are enrolled in the on-campus sections, you are expected to attend and participate in class each week. In-class participation is part of your grade.