COMPX532-19A (HAM)

Information Visualisation

15 Points

Edit Header Content
Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

Staff

Edit Staff Content

Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

Placement Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 9: dial +64 7 837 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 3: dial +64 7 2620 + the last 3 digits of the extension e.g. 3123 = +64 7 262 0123.
Edit Staff Content

Paper Description

Edit Paper Description Content
Information visualisation concerns the design and implementation of presentations of often complex information in such a way that users are able to efficiently and effectively extract the relevant features in and for their given context, and are able to gain insight about the information which might not otherwise have been possible. This paper aims to provide an awareness of the potential offered by visualisation techniques, a familiarity with the underlying concepts, and an understanding and ability to effectively design and apply information visualisations in a given context.
Edit Paper Description Content

Paper Structure

Edit Paper Structure Content
The scheduled classes will involve a mix of lectures, student presentations, and discussion of assignments (see class schedule). Attendance at all scheduled classes is expected; 10% of the total mark for the paper will be allocated for class participation. The course notes provided are not comprehensive, additional material will be covered in class. You are responsible for all material covered in class.
Edit Paper Structure Content

Learning Outcomes

Edit Learning Outcomes Content

Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • This paper aims to provide an awareness of the potential offered by visualisation techniques, a familiarity with the underlying concepts, and an understanding and ability to effectively design and apply information visualisations in a given context.
    Linked to the following assessments:
Edit Learning Outcomes Content
Edit Learning Outcomes Content

Assessment

Edit Assessments Content

Assessment Components

Edit Assessments Content

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1: Visualisation examples
12 Mar 2019
11:30 PM
10
  • Other: Moodle
2. Assignment 2: Representation & Interaction
26 Mar 2019
11:30 PM
10
  • Other: Moodle
3. Assignment 3: Relationships
9 Apr 2019
11:30 PM
10
  • Other: Moodle
4. Assignment 4: Navigation
7 May 2019
11:30 PM
20
  • Other: Moodle
5. Assignment 5: Project (completed by pairs of students)
4 Jun 2019
11:30 PM
40
  • Other: Moodle
6. Class participation
10
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
Edit Assessments Content

Required and Recommended Readings

Edit Required Readings Content

Recommended Readings

Edit Recommended Readings Content
Spence, R. (2014) Information Visualisation: An introduction, (3nd Edition), Springer.
Edit Recommended Readings Content

Online Support

Edit Online Support Content
All materials, lecture notes, assignments, etc, are distributed via Moodle.
Edit Online Support Content

Workload

Edit Workload Content
Students are expected to spend ~12 hours per week on this course during the 12 weeks of the semester, including class time.
Edit Workload Content

Linkages to Other Papers

Edit Linkages Content

Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: 45 points at 300 level in Computer Science, Communication Design, Interface Design or Media Design.

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP432, COMP532, CGRD532, DSIGN532

Edit Linkages Content