Course Description

LIS 9721B-650 (Winter 2021)   Information Visualization

Instructor: K. Sedig

Course Description
Computer-based information visualization systems provide an interface between the human mind and information. This course introduces key theoretical and practical concepts involved in this interaction i.e., communication between people and computers, so that students should be able to design and evaluate visually-based information systems and pursue further research in this discipline.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9721B-650 (Winter 2021)
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0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Information and Communication Technology

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Learn the principles and key concepts involved in information visualization; (PLLO 2)

2. Learn a variety of existing techniques and systems in information visualization; (PLLO 2)

3. Become familiarized with some of the literature in the area; (PLLO 6, 7)

4. Become prepared, if desired, to pursue a Ph.D. or future research in the area; (PLLO 6, 7)

5. Gain background that will aid in the design of new, innovative visualizations; (PLLO 2, 8, 9)

6. Learn how to design and evaluate different types of visually‚Äźbased information systems and interfaces. (PLLO 2, 8, 9)

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives