Faculty of Information Technology
|Faculty||Faculty of Information Technology|
|Offered||Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)|
This unit presents a diverse range of existing techniques for presenting information visually including graphs, tables, charts, diagrams, maps, time series, animations, mechanical devices and interactive software visualisations in two and three dimensions. It details the underlying principles and motivations that govern the design and implementation of these techniques in different disciplines. The unit offers students an opportunity to critically assess visual displays produced by their peers and those produced by experts in a range of domains. It also provides an opportunity for students to build upon their knowledge in their home discipline by generating visual displays of direct relevance to their study in these areas. The unit provides a strong foundation upon which students can build when interpreting and devising visual displays of information in their future studies and careers. Some of the material relies on a basic knowledge of statistics (mean, standard deviation, median) and a basic knowledge of geometry.
At the completion of this unit students will have:
Examination (2 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%
2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk
Completion of 24 points at first year.