The amount and complexity of information produced in science, engineering, business, and everyday human activity is increasing at staggering rates. The goal of this course is to expose you to visual representation methods and techniques that increase the understanding of complex data. Good visualizations not only present a visual interpretation of data, but do so by improving comprehension, communication, and decision making.
The course begins by bootstrapping your web development skills, moves on to fundamentals of perception, introduces data types you will encounter, and then focuses on visualization techniques and methods for a broad range of data types. An integral component of the course are regular design critiques and design studios that will hone your skills in understanding, critiquing and developing visualization techniques.
The course is offered in the fall term 2016 at the University of Utah in two variants: CS-5630 for undergraduates and CS-6630 for graduate students, with a special section of CS-6630 (002) designated for data certificate students. Classes start on Tuesday, August 23. All classes are streamed live and archived online.
For up to date office hours and cancellations, time or location changes please refer to your Canvas Calendar.
Alex: Thu, 3:30-4:30, WEB 3887
Carolina: Thu, 3:30-5:30, MEB 3115
Vinitha: Thu, 11:00-1:00, MEB 3115
Yogesh: Wed, 12:50-2:50, MEB 3115
Previous Versions of this Class
If you want to look ahead in the class (in particular regarding slides) you can browse last year’s page here:
Utah CS-5630/CS5660 2015
This class is based on two different courses:
Utah CS-5630/CS5660 2014
Instructor: Miriah Meyer