840089 :Interactive Visualization (CSAI/HAIT/DJ/CD/BDM/NMD)


Voertaal Engels
Werkvorm: Plenary meetings and practical sessions (Geen informatie over collegetijden bekend)
Tentamenvorm: Paper, portfolio (Geen informatie over tentamendata bekend)
Studielast:6 ECTS credits
Inschrijving:Enrollment via Blackboard before start of lectures
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H.K. Schraffenberger BEng MsC (co├Ârdinator)

Doel van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

The students will…

  • Be aware of interactive visualization as a (research) field.
  • Have read and understood theories related to information visualization, from the fields of cognitive science, perceptual psychology and human computer interaction.
  • Be able to apply relevant theories and principles while developing interactive visualizations.
  • Have practical experience with tools for creating interactive visualizations
  • Be able to present their visualizations.
  • Be able to evaluate and analyze interactive visualizations.
  • Be aware of current research trends in interactive visualization.
  • Formulate a research question and to collect and interpret data in
    order to answer the research question.
  • Communicate conclusions based on scientific research in English
    in the form of a scientific paper.

Inhoud van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

This multidisciplinary course offers an introduction into the theory and practice of interactive visualization. We will start with a general introduction and overview of the field. Subsequently, we will look at the role human perception plays in the area of visualization. We will then focus on visual encoding and discuss various chart types. In the following lectures, we will explore how to make use of interactivity and annotations. Furthermore, we will look at how to utilize colour and discuss the overall composition of interactive visualizations. Following this, we will look at criteria and methods for evaluating and analysing interactive visualizations. Finally, we will look beyond typical desktop-based and vision-based approaches and explore new and alternative ways of representing and presenting data (e.g., using augmented or virtual reality technologies as well as using non-visual forms of data representation). In every lecture, we will have a look at a research project/paper that relates to the topic of the lecture. 

Weekly practical sessions will allow the students to apply the theory presented in the lectures. The practical sessions focus on the creation and evaluation of interactive visualizations and offer the students the opportunity to work on their portfolio as well as on their group project.


Bijzonderheden (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

The course is organized as a combination of plenary lectures and practical hands-on group sessions. Attendance is optional but highly recommended. 

Connection to the Labor Market

In this course, students will learn how to create interactive visualizations for the purpose of data exploration and analysis as well as for communication purposes. The ability to create exploratory as well as explanatory visualizations is a very valuable job skill in data driven fields. 


In addition to the overall grade, the following component grades need to be a pass in order to pass the course:

  • Portfolio (60%)
  • Group research project (40%)

Verplichte literatuur

  1. Literature will be announced via Blackboard

Aanbevolen literatuur

  1. Literature will be announced via Blackboard

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