Tuesdays, 14:30-17:30 s.t.
First session on 31 March 2015
Reading course on advanced topics in information visualization.
Since the early 1990ies the academic field of information visualization has evolved into a mature research community that is concerned with the design, development, and evaluation of interactive visualizations providing a great basis for designers to create effective data visualizations. The latest visualization research connects especially well with contemporary topics of interface design such as storytelling, data journalism, generative art, natural user interaction, and science communication.
Conceptualized as a self-organized reading group, this seminar provides a platform to read and discuss current academic publications about information visualization. Students are encouraged to select the readings according to their personal interests and apply the insights to their own visualization projects. The goal of the seminar is to critically engage with academic literature, transfer innovations and insights to practical design work, and devise ideas for new research projects.
Students will actively participate in seminar discussions, share short reading responses on a weekly basis, and write a survey paper on a current research topic related to information visualization.
The language of teaching for this course is English. All communication during seminars as well as literature and auxiliary materials will be in English.