Course name: INFSCI 2415 / LIS 2690 Information Visualization (Fall 2016)
Instructor: Dr. Yu-Ru Lin <yurulin at pitt.edu>
Office hours: TBA (by appointment)
Piazza Class Link: https://piazza.com/pitt/fall2016/infsci2415/home
TAs: see Piazza
Class Meeting Time: Wednesday 12:00pm--2:50pm
Location: IS Bldg 404
Visualization is a way to explore, present and express meaning in data, so there is no visualization without data. This course aims to investigate what data presents and how to present data, which requires both data analytics and information design knowledge.
In this course, we will introduce concepts, methods and procedures of data visualization, with emphasis on the creative process of organizing, visualizing, communicating and interacting information. The course is designed to help students develop critical thinking for evaluating visualization system and practical skills in solving visualization problems. The course material will be covered through lectures, readings, exercises and assignments. By the end of this course, students are expected to:
Attendance is mandatory and will be recorded. Arriving late and leaving early without permission will affect your grade. If you must be absent please contact me in advance. Three or more absences will result in automatic failure of the course except in extraordinary circumstances.
Grades are based on three major activities listed below. Assignments are due as scheduled, and grades on late work will be decreased by 10% per day late. See the assignment page for more details.
No textbook is required in this course. There will be reading assignments over the course of the semester. Links to the electronic copies of these readings will be provided. There are also other recommended books for further reading and for learning visualization tools.
See the list of recommended readings.
See the course schedule page.
See the university policies page.