



IN4MATX 143: Information Visualization Class Schedule,
Lecture, & Assignments Page Rev 6/4/09


→Schedule, Lecture, & Assignments 
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 Discussion on Friday! Week 2 Issues 4/7/09 & 4/9/09 Tuesday: Reevaluation
of previous example based on heuristic analysis due in class (For more background information on Nielsens heuristics, see this link). Thursday: Chapter 2 on Issues (dimensions of the visualization problem) Time permitting Preview of Representation Using Herbert Simons 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 Greens 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: Checkingin 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: Enduser 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 
