Oct 19, 2021
VCT 2069 - Information Graphics Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course begins with a historical overview of the origins of representing statistical data. The content includes the process for developing thoughtful information graphics, allowing viewers to evaluate, interpret, and compare data in a meaningful way. The course explores a variety of graphic solutions in communicating complex sets of data by analyzing human perception and presenting these graphic messages in the most efficient way possible.
Prerequisite(s): VCT 2062
- Different information, different representations
- Early information graphics
- Form vs. content
- Humans and visual acuity
- Interactive graphics
- Representing complex information
- The brain and seeing
- Visualizing the information
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- describe the evolution of statistical graphics and chart its progress through history.
- identify the common forms that information graphics typically take.
- use the computer and other tools to create information graphics.
- evaluate the effectiveness of various forms of graphic representation.
- analyze data to find multi-layered representations.
- analyze the relationship between human visual recognition and the effectiveness of a visual graphic.
- apply the principals and formal elements of design to the creation of information graphics.
- compare and contrast the formal qualities of a graphic verses the content of that graphic.
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