Course Summary
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8 weeks (120 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 computer information systems


The course objective is to teach about the interactive exploration of data, and how it is achieved using state-of-the-art data visualization software. Students will learn to explore a range of different data types and structures, and about various interactive techniques for manipulating and examining data to produce effective visualizations. The learning process is hands-on as students are guided through an analysis of quantitative business data to discern meaningful patterns, trends, relationships, and exceptions that reveal business performance, potential problems and opportunities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • apply principles of perception to data visualization
  • Employ software tools to interactively visualize relationships among variables
  • Analyze distributions of data visually
  • Use a range of displays to explore data
  • Use parallel coordinate plots, scatterplots, and trellising to analyze multivariate data
  • visualize hierarchical data with tree maps.
  • apply the main principles of data visualization
  • Use interactive data visualization software including merging datasets and exporting data to solve problems
  • Use interactive tools for visualizing treemaps, heatmaps, and parallel coordinate plots
  • Use interactive web applications that use visualization of temporal, hierarchical, and multivariate data
  • create a map chart and interpret when 3D visualizations and animation are appropriate

General Topics:

  • Information visualization characterization and history
  • Interaction techniques
  • Time Series
  • Specialized visualizations
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Practical Exercises
  • Project-based Instruction

Methods of Assessment:

  • Other
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers
  • Project

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Supplemental Materials