The course includes techniques and principles for visualization of information with examples, demonstrations and lab assignments within different applications.
The course includes both theory and practical aspects with theory and lab assignments being mixed. The students are expected to see and use current tools within the focus of the course and will utilize software tools for information visualization that are being used within industry, public sector and academia.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course covers the basic concepts of information visualization including the visualization pipeline, data types, data transformations, data models, visual mappings, visual structures, view transformations, and evaluation techniques. Students develop projects using web-based visualization tools, in particular D3.js.
The course is project-based and the students create and work both individually and in groups. The projects range from, for example, medical record visualization to environmental visualization of global trade. Group projects include actual data from open sources or from partners who provide the data.
Intended learning outcomes
Having passed the course, the student should be able to
- develop interactive information visualisations through interactive data transformations, visual mappings and view transformations
- justify design choices based on domain knowledge
- analyse and criticise information visualization systems
- demonstrate and explain own information visualisations for a broad audience
- evaluate own information visualisations.
Literature and preparations
Completed course in computer graphics and visualisation DD2258/DH2320, or equivalent.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Home assignments, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PROA - Individual project, 1.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- PROB - Individual project, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- PROC - Group project, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web DH2321
Main field of study
Students can complete missing written assignments and projects from course offerings from earlier years.
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, ee: