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Course Description

[Enrico adds a short description of the course with goals.]


Schedule


 

Lectures

 

Week

Date

Topic

1

1/30/2014

Visualization: What is it? What is it for?

2

2/6/2014

Statistical Charts & Design Principles

3

2/13/2014

Visual/Interactive Data Analysis

4

2/20/2014

Visualization Design Process

5

2/27/2014

Data Abstraction & Transformation

6

3/6/2014

Visual Encoding & Graphical Perception

7

3/13/2014

Color Coding [Guest Lecture]

8

3/20/2014

NO CLASS / Spring Break

9

3/27/2014

Time-Oriented

10

4/3/2014

Networks [Guest Lecture]

11

4/10/2014

Hierarchies

12

4/17/2014

Maps

13

4/24/2014

Multidimensional

14

5/1/2014

Narrative Visualization [Guest Lecture]

15

5/8/2014

Project Posters/Demos

 


 
 

Textbooks 


 

  • Book: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (2nd Edition)

Author: E.R.Tufte

Publisher: Graphics Press, Year: 2001

Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0961392142 

  • Book: Visualization Analysis and Design (Book Draft 3)

Author: Tamara Munzner

Publisher AK Peters, To appear in 2014

Link: http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~tmm/courses/533-11/book/ 

D3 Tutorial 

The D3 tutorial is given on Thus between 4pm-5:30pm (just before class) and it takes place in the CSE department at 2MetroTech 10th floor in the “big seminar room”.


 

The tutorial is based on the book “Interactive Data Visualization” by Scott Murray. Students are expected to read the assigned chapters before coming to the tutorial following the schedule below. During the tutorial the instructor will guide the students through practical exercises (and environment setup during the first session) and will answer questions on technical issues.


 
 

 

Week

Date (at 4pm)

Topic

Book Chapter

2

2/6/2014

Web design, svn, css, setup, etc.

Ch. 3, 4

3

2/13/2014

Drawing with data

Ch. 5, 6, 7, 8

4

2/20/2014

Interaction

Ch. 9, 10

5

2/27/2014

Multiple views

material given by the instructor

 


 

Add Richard’s contact details [discussion on Piazza, add Richard]


 
 

Grading


 

 

Participation (Class participation and Readings)

15%

Homeworks

25%

Projects

50%

Paper Presentations

10%

 


 

explain how projects are graded and make a breakdown of the factors


 

Homeworks


 

Homeworks are to be submitted individually. Details of Homework schedule is in the table below:


 

 

Week

Date

Homework

Due (by 11:59pm)

2

2/6/2014

Visualization Critique

2/11

3

2/13/2014

Data Analysis Exercise

2/18

4

2/20/2014

Task Analysis Exercise

2/25

5

2/27/2014

Visualization Design Exercise

3/4

6

3/6/2014

Visualization Programming Exercise

3/11

 


 

Submission Policy:

On the day of homework, I will share a folder corresponding to that homework on google drive. Add your homework files as pdf/doc in that folder with name of file in following format:

Name of homework-Your name

Example: Visualization Critique-Enrico Bertini

 

Late Submission Policy:

Unjustified late homework submission will receive a grade of not passed. But submission is MANDATORY. If you do not submit a homework on time/late, further homework’s will not be graded.  

 

Grading Rules:

---------Sir will have to fill this


 
 

Reading Assignments


 

  • Each week reading assignments are given at the end of the class.. Students are expected to submit their questions and comments on the lecture and the assignments.

  • [See how Jeff Heer does that: http://courses.cs.washington.edu/courses/cse512/14wi/]

  • Give links and instructions on how to use Piazza


 
 
 
 

Projects


 

  • description of how projects work

  • project types and rules

  • examples of past projects

  • project paper/writeup

  • each group has to take care of a project wiki page


 

Project schedule/milestones


 

 

Date/Due

Milestone

2/14/2014

Meeting with instructor

2/21/2014

[2nd Meeting (optional)]

2/25/2014

Project Proposal

2/27/2014

Project Presentation (in class)

3/18/2014

Alpha Release

4/15/2014

Beta Release

5/6/2014

Final Release

5/6/2014

Paper Submission

5/8/2014

Poster Session + Demo

 


 

Need description of what is expected in each phase … especially final submission (code, software, manual, video, paper, wiki page)


 

Paper Presentations:

Each student has to individually present a paper in class once during the tenure of this course. Paper presentations will take place during the second half of lecture starting from Week9 (3/27/2014) to Week 14 (5/1/2014).


 

Which paper to present: I will share with you list of paper out of which you have to select one for yourself.


 

How to prepare: Each student will be given a week to prepare for paper presentation which includes going through the paper and make a presentation.


 

Time for presentation: Each one of you will have 10 minutes to walk through the presentation and 5 minutes for class discussion and questions.


 

How will it be graded: Presentation will be graded based on how well you present it and your ability to explain/answer others questions.

Resources

  • tools

  • d3 links and tutorials

  • books

  • blogs

  • data sets


 

 

Cheating and Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is defined as “To use and pass off (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own.”

The Polytechnic Institute policy on cheating will be followed explicitly. Please refer https://engineering.nyu.edu/academics/code-of-conduct/academic-dishonesty for details.

A student found cheating on an assignment will receive not passed for that homework/reading.  


 

Consultation Hours

On Friday’s by prior appointment through email.


 

 

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