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Lectures for Information Visualization

Week 1 - Introduction

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Ben Shneiderman talking about his research and Information Visualization

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Week 2 - Human Visual Perception

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iPod Ads: Shape-from-Contour & Cause/Effect | add Shape-from-Shading | soften Contrast Effects | complete ad campaign

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Week 3 - Tufte + Human Computer Interaction

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  • Intro (1:40)
  • Tufte - Part 1 (18:07) Minard, Escape Flatland, Tufte's Measures.
  • Tufte - Part 2 (7:30) Graph & Chart Tips, Hierarchy of Visual Features, Tufte's Principles.
  • HCI - Part 1 (34:50) Key Concepts, LUCID, Diversity, Interaction Styles.
  • HCI - Part 2 (20:33) User-Centered Design, Nielen's 10 Heuristics.

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Tufte would call CNN graphics chart-junk | Minard's Graph recreated in Excel with BeGraphic Add-in

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Week 4 - InfoVis Principles & Classics

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  • Intro (3:20)
  • InfoVis - Part 1 (18:20) Origins, Key Design Principles, Toolbox.
  • InfoVis - Part 2 (15:04) Design & Interaction, Stacked Scatterplots, SeeSoft, FilmFinder, Starfields, PerspectiveWall.
  • InfoVis - Part 3 (18:49) Hierarchical Data, ConeTree, Treemaps, Recap.
  • InfoVis - Part 4 (12:34) Focus+Context, Fisheye, TableLens, HyperbolicTree, Interaction Benefits.
  • InfoVisClassics (20:39) Demos of FilmFinder, Starfields, PerspectiveWall, ConeTree, TableLens, HyperbolicTree.

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Week 5 - Data Visualization

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Irene Greif (IBM) talking about ManyEyes.

   

200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes | TED: Debunking Third-World Myths | What stops Population Growth?

  • D3.js - Data-Driven Documents

D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation.

 

  • Tableau - Business Intelligence Software

Tableau allows users to connect to data in a few clicks, then visualize and create interactive, sharable dashboards with a few more. It's easy enough that any Excel user can learn it, but powerful enough to satisfy even the most complex analytical problems.

  • Data Analysis

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Week 6 - Interactive Infographics

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Week 7 - Map & Geographic Visualization

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Week 8 - Image & Gigapixel Visualization

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President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address by David Bergman

 

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Week 10 - Search Visualization

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Week 11 - Text Visualization

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Week 12 - Heuristic Evaluation of InfoVis Tool

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Week 13 - Blog and Social Media & Network Visualization

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Week 14 - Information Visualization Review

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Week 15 - Term Project Presentations