Sep 20, 2020
VCT 2069 - Information Visualization Credits: 3
Course Description: This course focuses on the process of transforming statistical, numerical information and data into compelling narratives. Topics include forms of storytelling; visual storytelling techniques such as sequence, relationship, context, and audience; traditional formats such as charts, line diagrams, and graphs, as well as non-traditional formats such as graph-based visuals, comparisons, three-dimensional visuals, and motion graphics. The course emphasizes a wide range of methodologies for visualizing statistical, numerical information and data to ensure clarity, readability, accuracy, and editorial voice.
Prerequisite(s): VCT 2061
- Early statistics and visualizations
- Simple statistical calculations
- The importance of context
- Choosing an effective and accurate visual
- Human visual perception
- Applying the formal elements and principles of design
- Building accurate and effective visualizations
- Presenting effective and accurate visualizations
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- perform simple statistical calculations.
- analyze and find meaningful stories within statistical information and data.
- evaluate and determine the best visual representation of a given data/story relationship.
- apply principles of human visual perception to more effectively communicate visualizations.
- prepare and plan visualizations using the formal elements and principals of design.
- use a variety of techniques and software to create meaningful visualizations.
- tell the story behind the numbers through practiced presentation techniques.
- discern between visualizations that are meaningful and honest and those that are specious and misleading.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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