Class Restriction And Registration Summary


DESN 40120 - Section 01: VCD 10: Visualization of Data (CRN 26027)
Long Title: Visual Communication Design 10: Visualization of Data

Course Description:
MATERIALS FEE. The course develops an understanding of what data means to humans and how does its visualization helps communicate ideas in the fields of medicine, technology and social sciences. The course touches upon measurement, collection and reporting, analysis but ultimately focuses on visualization. Visualization is when the data comes alive and is ready to be used to communicate a complex concept be it numeric, spatial, process or temporal. Types of data covered in this course include but are not limited to: geographical, cultural, scientific, financial, statistical, meteorological, natural, and transportation data. The goal of the exercises within this course is to understand how data can be used to tell a story as opposed to merely packaging and plotting a set of numbers on a page. The design process is therefore exploring the static, dynamic, interactive or 3-dimensional and performance formats of representation and understand why a certain format is more or less suitable for the nature of data, its analysis and therefore its representation. Students develop an understanding of how the graphics being used must correlate completely with the data and numbers that are being represented. The course traverses through these considerations to understand the various approaches that can be used to bring data to life and allow the viewer to understand a story that is being packaged within the representation. Is there revelation or a deeper understanding of a pattern once your data has been visualized and presented that had not been discovered earlier?

Associated Term: Spring Semester 2019
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

Department Approval Required
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  Graduate Architecture (GA) ,  Graduate Non-Degree (GD) ,  Graduate (GR) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)

Course Attributes:
2DCO - 2D Studio Core Option ,  ZTST - Final exam ,  ZUG3-UGCreativeExpression(Adm)

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 16 11 5

Crosslist Information
Class Information Maximum Actual Remaining
DESN  40120 01, CRN 26027  (Primary) 16 11 5
CDT  40120 01, CRN 31392   4 1 3
Total 20 12 8