Tableau's data visualization software is provided through the Tableau for Teaching program.
I have to cancel office hours on Monday. I will hold normal office hours on Thursday morning (9:30-10:45am). As always, send me an email if you have a question. We will still meet for class at 3pm on Monday.
I've posted the group evaluation form (Word doc) on the Groups page. Each student should fill this out and submit a hard-copy next Monday.
The Project 1 presentations have been postponed until March 25. Project reports are due on March 26 (Tues by 11:59pm).
We will meet on Mar 18 to discuss Project 2, which will basically be to choose one of the VAST 2013 mini-challenges. As you're nearing the end of Project 1, please go ahead and look at these.
I've added links to the sidebar to Project 1 and the page on the CCSLRI, which will contain more information about the potential projects that were discussed in class on Jan 28. I've also added links to last semester's Storytelling and Data Journalism notes on the Links page under "InfoVis Links".
This class will focus on solving a set of challenges issued by the visual analytics community (see http://hcil.cs.umd.edu/localphp/hcil/vast11/ for an example). We will review basic data mining and information visualization techniques and then spend the remaining time working together in groups on particular challenges. The course will require building tools for data analysis as well as building interactive visualizations. Although not required, previous experience at either data mining or information visualization would be helpful.