ECS163 Schedule and Readings

Week 1: January 8

Readings

1/09: Course overview
1/09: Homework 1 & 2 assigned
1/11: Introduction to Visualization
Visualization Analysis and Design (assigned textbook), by Tamara Munzner
Chapter 1: What's Vis, and Why Do It?

Week 2: January 15


1/15: Discussion: Intro and general outline of projects and Tableau tutorial
1/15: Homework 1 due 11:55 pm
1/16: Data Types and Visual Encodings
1/18: Marks and Channels
Visualization Analysis and Design, by Tamara Munzner
Chapter 2: What: Data Abstraction
Chapter 5: Marks and Channels

Week 3: January 22

1/22: Discussion: HTML/CSS/Javascript tutorial
1/22: Homework 2 due 11:55pm
1/23: Homework 1 in-class presentations
1/23: Project 1 assigned
1/25: Space
Visualization Analysis and Design
Chapter 6: Rules of Thumb
Chapter 7: Arrange Tables, and Chapter 8: Arrange Spatial Data

Week 4: January 29

1/29: Discussion: Project 1 overview and D3 tutorial #1
1/30: Project 1 Milestone due 11:55pm
1/30: Homework 2 in-class presentations
2/01: Color
Visualization Analysis and Design
Chapter 10: Map Color and Other Channels

Week 5: February 5

2/05: Discussion: Project 1 Q&A and D3 tutorial #2
2/05: Project 1 due 11:55pm
2/06: User Interface Design
2/06: Project 2 assigned
2/08: Project 1 in-class presentations
Visualization Analysis and Design
Chapter 3: Task Abstraction
Chapter 4: Analysis: Four Levels for Validation

Week 6: February 12

2/12: Discussion: Project 2 overview and D3 tutorial #3
2/13: Graph and Network Visualization
2/14: Project 2 Milestone due 11:55pm
2/15: Text Visualization
Visualization Analysis and Design
Chapter 9: Arrange Networks and Trees

Week 7: February 19

2/19: No Discussion
2/20: Perception
2/22: Interaction Design
Visualization Analysis and Design
Chapter 11: Manipulate View

Week 8: February 26

2/26: No Discussion
2/26: Project 2 due 11:55pm
2/27: Final project assigned
2/27: Project 2 in-class presentations
3/01: Project 2 in-class presentations
Visualization Analysis and Design
Chapter 12: Facet into Multiple Views

Week 9: March 5

3/05: Discussion: Final project Q&A
3/05: Final project proposals due 11:55 pm
3/06: Final project proposal in-class presentations
3/08: Final project proposal in-class presentations
Visualization Analysis and Design
Chapter 13: Reduce Items and Attributes
Chapter 14: Focus+Context

Week 10: March 12

3/12: No Discussion
3/13: Midterm Exam
3/15: VIDI Lab Tour

Week 11: March 19

3/20: Final Project including the write-up due 11:55 pm
3/21: Final Project demos (1pm-5pm, 1105 Kemper Hall)


Further Readings