Innovations in Visualization

Information Visualization

CPSC 583, Fall 2017

Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 14:00 - 15:45, TI D&E.

Office Hours: By arrangement (680J).


Course Overview:


The course will not have a final written examination.

Course Details

Required reading:

Information Visualization: An Introduction (3rd Edition)
Robert Spence, Prentice Hall.

Recommended readings:

There are many books that are interesting and useful. Here is a selection:

Visualization Analysis and Design
Tamara Munzner

Semiology of graphic: Diagrams, Networks, Maps
Jacques Bertin.

Information Visualization: Perception for Design
Colin Ware, Morgan Kaufmann.

Sketching the User Expereince: The Workbook
Saul Greenberg, Sheelagh Carpendale, Nicolai Marquardt, Bill Buxton.

Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think
Stuart K. Card, Jock Mackinlay, Ben Shneiderman (editors), Morgan Kaufmann.

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Edward Tufte.

Envisioning Information
Edward Tufte.

Things That Make Us Smart
Don Norman.

Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis
Stephen Few.

Visualizing Data
Ben Fry, O'Reilly.

Visual Thinking for Design
Colin Ware, Morgan Kaufmann.

Online resources:

Data sources:

Interesting websites to find collections of visualizations and infographics:

Interesting Infovis related blogs:

Resources for coding visualizations:

Some tools to visualize your data: