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Class Details:
Course: CS9223 Information Visualization
Day: Thursday 6.00-8.30 PM
Room #: JAB 775B
Professor: Enrico Bertini
 
D3 Tutorial:
Day: Thursday 4.00-5.30 PM
Room #: 10.099, 2 Metro Tech
TA: Richard
 
Help with Piazza/Any Questions:
TA: Darshi Shah

Schedule

 

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 

D3 Tutorial 

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

How the tutorial works: 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.

Instructor/TA: The D3 tutorial is taught by Richard Samuels. Students can post questions on Piazza ...

 

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

 

Grading Policy

Final grades are given according to these rules:

 

Participation (Class participation and Readings)

15%

Homeworks

25%

Projects

50%

Paper Presentations

10%

 

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


Homework Grading Rules: Each homework will be graded as Passed/Not Passed. Homework that is marked as not passed should be resubmitted as per feedback from professor.

Homework 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.  

Reading Assignments

  • Each week a reading assignments will be given after the class 

  • Students are expected to submit their questions and comments related to reading assignment on 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)


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

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 student 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.

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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