NDAK16009U Visualization (Vis)
MSc Programme in Computer Science
MSc Programme in Computer Science w. a minor subject
The course introduces participants to visualization: use of interactive visual representations to help people understand and analyse data. Visualization is central to data-intensive science, business and intelligence analysis, for exploratory data analysis, and for clearly communicating findings in data.
Participants will learn about the foundations of information visualization and techniques for visually representing different types of data and for supporting different tasks. Students will learn through a practical problem-driven approach to analyse, design, and build visualizations. In particular, through weekly exercises, the course will provide hands-on experience with creating interactive visualizations for the web. The course also emphasizes the theoretical foundations of visualizations and includes considerations about current challenges in information visualization research.
- Key principles of visualization
- Fundamental visualization and interaction techniques for different data types
- Tools for building visualizations
- Methods and frameworks for analyzing and designing visualizations
- Challenges in information visualization
- Systematically analysing and comparing visualizations
- Designing a visualization that effectively supports a particular task
- Visualizing data types such as graphs, trees, matrices, and maps
- Reasoning about and justifying the application of visualization to a problem in a particular domain
- Implementing interactive visualization prototypes
See Absalon for a list of course literature.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
PhD’s can register for MSc-course by following the same procedure as credit-students, see link above.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 minThe oral exam is without preparation and is based on a project report.
Weight oral exam: 100%
- Exam registration requirements
To qualify for the exam, the student must:
(1) hand in a report based on their project and
(2) have approved 4 assignments that are given during the course.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Re-exam same as ordinary exam. If the student is not qualified then qualification can be achieved by hand-in and approval of equivalent assignments and a report for a final project. The assignments must be submitted no later than 3 weeks before the re-exam.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome.
- Project work