CS 3891.06 / 5891.06 - Introduction to Visualization




All the Vis

This is the course webpage for Introduction to Visualization.

Instructor

Matthew Berger

email: matthew.berger@vanderbilt.edu

office hours: MW 2:00-3:00, JH 379

TA

Yubo Fan

email: yubo.fan@vanderbilt.edu

office hours: TH 2:00-3:00, JH 385

Lectures

MWF, 9:10-10:00, FGH 129

Syllabus

Go here for the syllabus.

Schedule

Week 1 (August 20): Introduction, What do we draw for visualization?
Wednesday: Course Introduction (slides, pdf)
Assignment 0 Posted
Required Reading: Munzner Ch. 1
Recommended Reading: Visualization Zoo
Friday: Data, Visual Marks and Channels (slides, pdf)
Required Reading: Munzner Ch. 2 Ch. 5.1-5.3
Recommended Reading: Polaris, Information Visualization Design Space
Week 2 (August 27): How do we draw? Pt. 1
Monday: Web Programming, Javascript, SVG (slides)
Recommended Reading: Murray Ch. 3
Wednesday: D3: selection and transformation (slides)
Assignment 0 Due, Assignment 1 Posted
Recommended Reading: Murray Ch. 6,12 (selection parts)
Friday: D3: the data join (slides)
Recommended Reading: Murray Ch. 6,12 (everything)
Week 3 (September 3): How do we draw? Pt. 2
Monday: D3: scales (slides)
Recommended Reading: Murray Ch. 7,8
Wednesday: D3: events and transitions (slides)
Recommended Reading: Murray Ch. 9,10
Friday: D3 wrap up (slides)
Assignment 1 Due, Assignment 2 Posted
Recommended Reading: Murray Ch. 9,10
Week 4 (September 10): What should we draw?
Monday: Perception, Channel Effectiveness Pt. 1 (slides, pdf)
Required Reading: Munzner Ch. 6.5, Graphical Perception
Recommended Reading: Ware Ch. 1,2, Preattentive Processing
Wednesday: Channel Effectiveness Pt. 2, (slides, pdf)
Required Reading: Munzner Ch. 5.4,5.5, Graphical Perception
Recommended Reading: Crowdsourcing Perception, Correlation Perception, Data + Task Perception, Mark + Size + Color Perception
Friday: Color Pt. 1 (slides, pdf)
Required Reading: Munzner Ch. 10.1-10.3
Recommended Reading: Ware Ch. 4
Week 5 (September 17): Why do we draw?
Monday: Color Pt. 2 (slides, pdf)
Required Reading: Munzner Ch. 10.3, Rainbow Colormaps Harmful
Recommended Reading: Effective Color, Diverging Colormaps
Wednesday: Tasks (slides, pdf)
Required Reading: Munzner Ch. 3
Recommended Reading: Fisher & Meyer Ch. 2, Graph Tasks, Scatterplot Tasks
Friday: Design (slides, pdf)
Assignment 2 Due
Required Reading: Munzner Ch. 4
Recommended Reading: Fisher & Meyer Ch. 3, Design Study Methodology, Sketching Designs
Week 6 (September 24): Spatial Arrangements
Monday: Single Views
Required Reading: Munzner Ch. 7
Recommended Reading: Multi-Scale Banking to 45, Cartesian vs. Radial
Wednesday: Multiple Views
Required Reading: Munzner Ch. 12.1-12.4
Recommended Reading: Multiple View Guidelines, Keeping Multiple Views Consistent
Friday: Composite Views
Required Reading: Munzner Ch. 12.5
Recommended Reading: Composite View Design Space, Points in PCs
Week 7 (October 1): Interaction
Week 8 (October 8): Time-Series Data
Week 9 (October 15): Hierarchical Data
Week 10 (October 22): Graph Data
Week 11 (October 29): High-Dimensional Data
Week 12 (November 5): Text Data
Week 13 (November 12): Geospatial Data
Week 14 (November 19): Scalar and Vector Data, Pt. 1
Week 15 (November 26): Scalar and Vector Data, Pt. 2
Week 16 (December 3): Selected Topics, Wrap Up