Welcome to MSAN 622 Information Visualization! This course will cover basic information/data visualization techniques and design principles. This course will primarily use R with the ggplot2 and shiny packages to prototype visualizations.

This course will be held at the USF Presidio Building every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 11:45am starting Tuesday, January 22, 2013 until Thursday, March 7, 2013.


Presentation Evaluation

posted Mar 3, 2013, 7:34 PM by Sophie Engle

Go » here « for the presentation evaluation form.

Prototype Feedback

posted Feb 28, 2013, 1:16 PM by Sophie Engle

You should have received a message in Canvas with the feedback of your two prototypes in class. I will send my own feedback and update your grades in Canvas later tonight.

Prototype Evaluation

posted Feb 26, 2013, 2:12 PM by Sophie Engle

Go » here « for the prototype evaluation form.

Redesign Exercise

posted Feb 26, 2013, 9:52 AM by Sophie Engle

Go » here « to see the infographic you must redesign, and to download the dataset. Go » here « here to turn in your redesign on Canvas.

Lectures Posted

posted Feb 21, 2013, 4:18 PM by Sophie Engle

The last technique-focused lecture (using shiny for parallel coordinate brushing) has now been posted. Go to the Schedule to access everything. 

Assignments Finalized

posted Feb 21, 2013, 12:47 PM by Sophie Engle

All of the remaining assignments for this half semester have been finalized. Please see the Schedule or Canvas for details.

Syllabus Updated

posted Feb 19, 2013, 10:08 AM by Sophie Engle

I have removed the final exam, increased the percentage the project counts towards your final grade, and added a participation category. 

Homework Questions

posted Feb 10, 2013, 11:17 PM by Sophie Engle

We were going to move to using Google Groups/Forums for homework questions, but there is an issue preventing me from using your @usfca.edu accounts. Instead, we will be using Piazza. Piazza is a great way to manage student questions, especially considering that it supports automatic code formatting. 

To access, log into Canvas and click the "Piazza" button on the side. You will be asked to link/create a Piazza account (free) and from there you will be able to post questions. You can even post "private" questions to me and the teacher assistant. 

I really think this will be a great resource, especially as everyone is learning R for the first time.

Lecture 02/12

posted Feb 1, 2013, 11:36 AM by Sophie Engle   [ updated Feb 6, 2013, 10:09 AM ]

We will hold lecture on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 10:00am to 11:30pm at Cowell Hall in the room 212. Note the new ending time and new location! UPDATE: New location.

Lecture Slides and Code

posted Jan 24, 2013, 5:53 PM by Sophie Engle

Lecture slides and R code for this week has been posted. You can access everything from the Schedule.

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