INLS 541 Spring 2013
Instructor: Dr. Hemminger

This planned schedule lists the topics we'll cover with links to the presention materials, and readings and assignments due dates. Their are no required textbooks for this course, as part of my effort to educate using freely available materials. I do recommend several books (see list in Resources Books (XXX). All readings are available electronically, and linked from this page. Readings should be read before the class they are listed for. Assignments are due by the start of the class they are listed for.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Framework  
2. Data Representation and Mapping  
3. Visual Perception and Cognition  
4. Information Displays  
5.Charts and Tables  
6. Multivariable Visualization  
7. Maps/GIS  
8. Graphs, Networks, Trees  
9. Interaction  
10. Evaluation  


  Course Welcome and Introduction

Wednesday
1/8

Assignment: A0.

Course Welcome, Introduction.

Monday
1/13

Reading: Tufte excerpt
Reading: Ware excerpt
Assignment: A1 parts 1 and 2 only

Review A0 Good/Bad examples.
Introduction.



  Framework

Wednesday
1/15

Assignment: A1 parts 3 and 4.

Introduction.
Review Personal Story Visualizations (from your A1).

Monday
1/20

NO CLASS

MLK Holiday



  Data Representation and Mapping

Wednesday
1/23

Assignment: A2 part 1 only.

Framework.

Monday
1/27

Reading: Eyes Have It
Reading: Visualization Taxonomy
Assignment: A2 part 2 only.

Data Models and Representations
Framework Field Guide
DataTypes Identification Sheet.



  Visual Perception and Cognition

Wednesday
1/29

Assignment: A3.

Perception and Visual Cognition.

Monday
2/3

Reading: Cleveland Graphical Perception
Reading: Healy Perception in Visualization Examples (no reading reaction required for Healy)

Color Use and Color Scales.
Perception and Visual Cognition.

Wednesday
2/5

Assignment: A4.


Perception and Visual Cognition.



  Information Displays

Monday
2/10

Reading: Jeff Han TED talk MultiTouch Display 2006
Reading: Hiep Truong Portable large table top displays
Reading: Display for the Mobile Web


Displays.

Wednesday
2/12

Assignment: A5.


Displays.

Monday
2/17

Reading: RENCI Project Visualizations ( NCSU and Duke). Read and explore the RENCI visualization projects listed on these two pages... For your reading reaction, choose two visualizations and write reviews of them.


FIELD TRIP: Visit RENCI. and see halfdome, wall and 3D display environments. Tour starts promptly at 11am in the RENCI building (also named Manning, but on Manning street near Dean Dome). I will leave from the Manning Hall lobby at 10:45 sharp for those who want to walk together from SILS over to RENCI.



  Charts and Tables

Wednesday
2/19

Charts and TablesAssignment: A6.

Reviews of your MidTerm Project Plans
Charts and Tables

Monday
2/24

Reading: Stephen's Few's Communicating Numbers. Reading Responses:
1) In Chart page on Work Wiki, critique a chart of your choice, based on the Few Reading;
2) Take Quiz on reading




  Multivariable Visualization Techniques

Wednesday
2/25

Assignment: A7.

Multivariable Visualization Techniques.

Monday
3/3

Reading: Polaris
Reading: IBM Attribute Explorer. Note you may need to save out and use VLC media player or similar to view


Multivariable Visualization Techniques.



  GIS Start / SPRING BREAK

Wednesday
3/5

Reading: Geobrowsing: Creative Thinking and knowledge discovery using geographic visualization, Peuquet

Maps & GIS.

Monday
3/10

SPRING BREAK



  Spring Break / MidTerm Project Presentations

Wednesday
3/12


SPRING BREAK

Monday
3/17


MidTerm Project Presentations



  Maps/GIS

Wednesday
3/19


MidTerm Project Presentations

Monday
3/24

Assignment: A9.


Maps & GIS.



  Interaction

Wednesday
3/26

Assignment: A10.


Interaction.

Monday
3/31

Reading: Animation: Can it facilitate?, Tversky
Reading: Visual programming Watch the visualization portions of the first 35 minutes of the video. Dr H says best video of our readings!


Interaction.



  Networks, Graphs, Trees

Wednesday
4/2

Assignment: A11.


Graphs, Networks, Trees.

Monday
4/7

Reading: Graph Visualization and Navigation in Information Visualization:a Survey, Hermann




  Visual Analytics

Wednesday
4/9

Assignment: A12.


Visual Analytics. Use Tableau for developing visual analytic interfaces.

Monday
4/14

Reading: Perceptual Evaluation of Visualization Techniques and Systems, Ware
Reading: Shneiderman: Evaluating Novel Visualization Technques (Treemaps, ConeTrees, Hyperbolic Trees)


Visual Analytics. Use Tableau for developing visual analytic interfaces.



  Design, Evaluation, Critique

Wednesday
4/16

Assignment: A13.


Evaluation. Design Practice (Treemaps vs Cone Trees vs Hyperbolic Browsers).

Monday
4/21

Reading: The Challenge of Information Visualization Evaluation, Plaisant
Reading: An Empirical Comparison of Three Commercial Information Visualization Systems, Kobsa


Evaluation. Evaluation Practice.

Wednesday
4/23


Initial Final Project Presentations, Class Wrap-Up, Class Evaluations



  Final Project Presentations

Friday
5/2 10am-12p, 1-4pm

Remaining Final Project Presentations



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