CPSC 547: Information Visualization, Sep 2017

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Instructor: Tamara Munzner
First Class: Tue Sep 12 2017
Last Class: Tue Dec 5 2017
Time/Location: Tue 2-5, FSC 2330A
Office Hours: Tue 5-6 or by appointment. X661 ICICS/CS Bldg (X Wing)
UBC Cal Page: CPSC 547
Canvas Page: 547 Canvas Page

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Short Weekly Syllabus

  Week  

  Date  

  Class  

  1     Sep 12 Intro; Ex: Time Series  
  2     Sep 19 WhyVis, Data, Tasks, DSM; Ex: Abstractions
  3     Sep 26 Validation, Marks & Channels, Rules of Thumb. Ex: Decoding
  4     Oct 3 No Class
  5     Oct 10
  6     Oct 17
  7     Oct 24
  8     Oct 31
  9     Nov 6
  10     Nov 13
  11     Nov 20
  12     Nov 27
  13     Dec 5 Last Class
  14     Dec 12 Final Presentations; Dec 15 Final Papers due


Detailed Syllabus

Syllabus tentative, final changes will be made by previous class (for readings). Readings should be done before the lecture.

Required Reading:

Visualization Analysis and Design, Tamara Munzner (A K Peters Visualization Series, CRC Press, 2014) is the course textbook.

The UBC library has multiple ebook licenses so you can read it for free: library catalog page, EZProxy direct link.

To buy your own copy online, it's currently US$75 new from amazon.com and US$80 from CRC (I'll give out promo code for 20% off in lecture, so it's $64); CD$107 from amazon.ca and CD$112 from chapters.ca. When you buy the hardcover book, you'll get the ebook version for free; you can also buy an ebook-only for less.

All additional readings are research papers available online for free, links posted below.

For digital library access from off-campus, use EZproxy with your CWL login through the UBC library.
EZproxy direct links: IEEE DL, Springer DL, ACM DL, JSTOR


Introduction Tue Sep 12

Required Reading

Slides: pdf, pdf 16up, keynote

Further Reading


Data,Tasks, DSM Tue Sep 19

Required Reading

Slides: pdf, pdf 16up, keynote

In-Class Exercise: Abstraction (source: Bertini)

Further Reading


Validation, Marks & Channels, Rules of Thumb, Artery Viz Tue Sep 26

Required Reading

In-Class Exercise: Decoding
Final Project Presentations Tue Dec 12, times TBD


Final Papers Due Fri Dec 15 5pm


Previous Versions


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