IN4MATX 143: Information Visualization

 

Class Schedule, Lecture, & Assignments Page

Rev 6/4/09

 

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Schedule,  Lecture, & Assignments

 

Links & Resources

 

 

Week 1 – Introduction – 3/31/09 & 4/2/09

 

Tuesday: Syllabus, definitions, and examples, Chapter 1. [Class Slides]

 

Thursday: Example visualization due in class, plus review of Nielsen heuristics

[Class Slides]

 

Discussion on Friday!

[Discussion Slides]

 

Week 2 – Issues – 4/7/09 & 4/9/09

 

Tuesday: Re-evaluation of previous example based on heuristic analysis due in class

(For more background information on Nielsen’s heuristics, see this link).

 

Thursday: Chapter 2 on “Issues” (dimensions of the visualization problem)

Time permitting – Preview of Representation Using Herbert Simon’s Text

 

Week 3 – Representation – 4/14/09 & 4/16/09

 

Tuesday: Example based on Chapter 2 due in class

 

Thursday: No class but Project Assignment 1 posted – due Week 4.

 

Week 4 – Representation – 4/21/09 & 4/23/09

 

Tuesday: Begin discussion of Chapter 3 on representation (univariate and bivariate data).

 

Thursday: Project Assignment 1 presentation in class; Discussion of Green’s Cognitive Dimensions Framework (see Wiki; 1996 Notes by Green; and a fun paper).

 

Week 5 – Presentation – 4/28/09 & 4/30/09

 

Tuesday: Continue discussion of Chapter 3 on representation (multivariate data).

 

Thursday: Example based on representation discussion due in class; Project Assignment 2 discussed – due Week 7; concluding discussion of Chapter 3 on representation (association).

 

Week 6 – Presentation – 5/5/09 & 5/7/09

 

Tuesday: Chapter 4 discussion on presentation; Shaft of Light Video (see discussion notes and video).

 

Thursday: Checking-in on progress with Project Assignment 2; Begin discussion of Chapter 5 on interaction

 

No example due in class this week.

 

Week 7 – Interaction – 5/12/09 & 5/14/09

 

Tuesday: Presentation of Project Assignment 2 due in class

 

Thursday: No class

 

Week 8 – Industrial Use of Visualizations – 5/19/09 & 5/21/09

 

Tuesday: Discussion of Chapter 5 on interaction

 

Thursday: Guest lecture

 

No example due in class this week.

 

Week 9 – Case Studies – 5/26/09 & 5/28/09

 

Tuesday: Project Assignment 3 assigned – due Week 10

 

Thursday: End-user tailorability / Programming by demonstration

 

Week 10 – Conclusion – 6/2/09 & 6/4/09

 

Tuesday: Perception based on text by Colin Ware (see course links).

 

Thursday: Presentations of Project Assignment 3 due in class.

Course Concluding Remarks

 

 

Always Under construction …