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Course Basics

Course: 712060H - Information Visualization

Instructor: Lei Shi (link to http://lcs.ios.ac.cn/~shil)

Time: Friday 9:20 - 12:10am, Week 1, 3-14, Spring 2014

Location: Room 108, Building #1 (1-108)


The recent acceleration to the information and data era are reshaping the general public and our personal life significantly. Information Visualization is one of the high-profile renaissancing research area that lies in the interdisciplinary field of computer science, human-computer interaction, data science, visual design, psychology, etc. The study of information visualization are generally defined by "visual representations and interaction techniques that take advantage of the human eye's broad bandwidth pathway into the mind to allow users to see, explore, and understand large amounts of information at once."

The objectives of this course are:

  • Learn the concept of Information Visualization, its design principle, core workflow/pipeline and a brief history of development
  • Understand the various methods to create a visualization, know typical information visualization toolkits/systems
  • Develop the basic skill to apply classical information visualization methods in analyzing (big) data, know how to select from different visualization metaphors based on the characteristics of data type, user and task
  • Gain a background to be creative in information visualization research, by inventing innovative IV designs, implementing new IV systems, evaluating other's visualizations and preparing to grow as an expert in the field

There will be no formal exam in this class. Grading will be based on class participation, several IV-related homeworks/assignments involving use, analysis and design of IV works, and a group-based final project. The weight of each assignment can be found on the assignments page.

Students from all CAS disciplines are invited to take the class. No prerequisite course is needed, but some prior background in programming will be helpful.

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Lei Shi (Instructor): shil@ios.ac.cn

Pengyu Han (TA): hanpengyu2003@126.com

QQ Group: 348924099 信息可视化课程@UCAS


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