CSCI415 Information Visualization (3 semester hours)

Data production in research, engineering, business, and ordinary human activity is expanding at an alarming rate, as is the amount and complexity of information produced. The aim of this course is to introduce students to methods and techniques for visual representation that will help better understand complex data. The use of effective visualizations not only provides a visual interpretation of data, but they also aid in the comprehension, communication, and decision-making processes. Students will learn how the human visual system processes and perceives images, good visualization design practices, methods for visualizing data from a variety of fields, and programming interactive web-based visualizations using the D3 programming language. (Prerequisite: CSCI335)