CPSC 547: Information Visualization, Fall 2014-2015

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Instructor: Tamara Munzner
First Class: Wed Sep 3
Time/Location: Mon/Wed 12:30-2:00, DMP 201
Office hours: Mon 2-3 or by appointment. X661 ICICS/CS Bldg (X Wing)


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Syllabus tentative, final changes will be made by a week before the class. Readings should be done before the lecture.

Short Weekly Syllabus

  Week  

  Date  

  Class  

  Date  

  Class  

  1         9/3 Intro  
2   9/8 Data     9/10 Tasks  
3   9/15 Validation     9/17 Marks and Channels  
4   9/22 Shneiderman     9/24 Borkin/Brehmer  
5   9/29 Rules of Thumb     10/1 Tables  
6   10/6 Spatial Data   10/8 Networks  
7   10/13 Holiday - No Class     10/15 [Pitches]  
8   10/20 Color     10/22 Manipulate   Fri 10/24 Present Choices Due  
9   10/27 Facet     10/29 Reduce   Thu 10/30 Meeting Cutoff   Fri 10/31 Proposals Due  
10   11/3 Embed     11/5 Case Studies  
11   11/10 No Class   11/12 No Class Fri 11/14 Status Updates Due  
12   11/17 [Time | Cartog | Text | Text | Spatial]     11/19 [Networks | Networks | StatGraph | Tables | Interact]  
13   11/24 [Bioinf | Bioinf | Medical | Software | Linking]     11/26 [Masses | Percep | Glyphs | Hidim | Datamine]  
14
15 Fri 12/12 Final Presentations  
16   12/15 Final Papers Due  


Detailed Syllabus

Required Reading:

Visualization Analysis and Design, Tamara Munzner (A K Peters Visualization Series, CRC Press, to appear Oct 2014) is the course textbook. Early electronic copy available for readings due before October; password given out in class.

All additional readings are research papers available online, 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


Chapter 1: Introduction Wed Sep 3

Required Reading None

Further Reading

Slides: pdf, pdf 16up


Data Mon Sep 8

Required Reading

Further Reading

Pointers from discussion:


Tasks Wed Sep 10

Required Reading

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Validation Mon Sep 15

Required Reading

Further Reading

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Marks and Channels Wed Sep 17

Required Reading

Further Reading

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Guest Lecture: Ben Shneiderman Mon Sep 22
Interactive Visual Discovery in Temporal Event Sequences: Electronic Health Records and Other Applications

Note: this talk is in X836 of the ICICS/CS building across the street Allard Hall 105, not in our usual room. In addition to being a guest lecture in this course, all are invited. Ben is also giving a second talk on High-Impact Research: Blending Science, Engineering, And Design on Tue Sep 23 at 3:30pm in the same room in ESB 1013; you're encouraged but not required to attend. Details including abstracts.

Required Reading None

Slides: pdf, pdf 16up


Guest Lectures: Michelle Borkin, Matt Brehmer Wed Sep 24

Required Reading None

Slides: pdf, pdf 16up


Rules of Thumb Mon Sep 29

Required Reading

Supplemental material:

Pointers from discussion:
Tables Wed Oct 1

Required Reading

Supplemental material:

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Spatial Data Mon Oct 6

Required Reading

Pointers from discussion:

Slides: pdf, pdf 16up, key


Networks Wed Oct 8

Required Reading

Pointers from discussion:

Slides: pdf, pdf 16up, key


No class Mon Oct 13


Pitches Wed Oct 15

Required Reading None


Color Mon Oct 20

Required Reading

Further Readings

Pointers from discussion:

Slides: pdf, pdf 16up, key


Manipulate Mon Oct 20

Required Reading

Supplemental material:

Further Readings

Pointers from discussion:

Slides: pdf, pdf 16up, key


Presentation Choices Due Fri Oct 24
Facet Mon Oct 27

Required Reading

Further Reading

Slides: pdf, pdf 16up, key


Reduce Wed Oct 29

Required Reading


Embed Mon Nov 3

Required Reading

Pointers from discussion:

Slides: pdf, pdf 16up, key


Case Studies Mon Nov 5

Required Reading

Further Reading Pointers from discussion:

Slides: pdf, pdf 16up, key


No class Mon Nov 10, Wed Nov 12


Presentations 1 Mon Nov 17
Presentations 2 Wed Nov 19
Presentations 3 Mon Nov 24
Presentations 4 Wed Nov 26
Final Project Presentations Fri Dec 12 12pm-TBD


Final Papers Due Mon Dec 15 5pm


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