Teaching plan for the course unit

 

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General information

 

Course unit name: Presentation and Visualization

Course unit code: 572666

Academic year: 2017-2018

Coordinator: Mireia Isabel Ribera Turro

Department: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Credits: 3

Single program: S

 

 

Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 75

 

Face-to-face learning activities

75

 

-  Lecture

 

6

 

-  Group tutorial

(Participation in forums and discussions. Autonomous)

 

3

 

-  Practical exercises

 

6

 

-  IT-based class

 

20

 

-  Document study

(Self-study assignment)

 

20

 

-  Other class types

(Design and programming task - Supervised task)

 

20

 

 

Competences to be gained during study

 

CB6 - Poseer y comprender conocimientos que aporten una base u oportunidad de ser originales en el desarrollo y/o aplicación de ideas, a menudo en un contexto de investigación

 

CG3 - Que los estudiantes sepan recopilar la información necesaria para abordar un problema y sintetizarlo.

 

 

CE3 - Que los estudiantes sepan limpiar y corregir datos con el objetivo de crear un conjunto de datos informativo y manejable.

 

 

 

 

Learning objectives

 

Referring to knowledge

To know theoretical concepts about perception and interaction

To know theoretical foundations of information visualization

 

Referring to abilities, skills

To get a basic understanding of D3 language

To analyze different presentations of information and to be able to select a visualization for a specific task

 

Referring to attitudes, values and norms

To adapt a presentation to different user profiles

 

 

Teaching blocks

 

1. Introduction

1.1. What is information visualization? Why to use it? How?

1.2. Out-of-the-box vs Programming tools

1.3. Introduction and references to learn D3, Tableau or Bokeh

2. The human and the task

2.1. Perception

2.2. Color

2.3. Human Computer Interaction: domain analysis, user profiles and tasks

3. Types of data and visualization models

3.1. Types of data and types of visualizations

3.2. Graphs, Storytelling, Dashboards and Infographics

3.3. Interaction

 

 

Teaching methods and general organization

 

Brief theoretical expositions of main concepts

Visualizations to review and deconstruct

Programming tasks

 

 

Official assessment of learning outcomes

 

5 tasks to be done in small teams of 2-3 people, consisting in:

Introductory visualization task

Storytelling task

Infographic task

Dashboard task

HCI task

everyone 20% of the final qualification

 

Examination-based assessment

1 exam combining theoretical questions and practical exercises