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EDS 240

Data Visualization and Communication

Samantha Csik

Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in EDS 411A

Units: 4


This course will focus on basic principles for effective communication through data visualization. Students will deepen their understanding of how people perceive and interpret graphical representations, and will learn about information visualization frameworks they can apply to design intuitive and impactful data visualizations. Beyond effective visualization design, we will explore ‘storytelling with data’ --integration of visual elements and text in a way that is clear, concise and engaging. Class time will consist of brief periods of lecture interspersed with small group and whole group discussions, peer critiques, and hands-on data visualization activities. Assignments will involve applying such frameworks and concepts in critique of existing visualizations, and in creation of data visualizations using popular software packages.

Course Syllabus: Winter 2023


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