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January 16, 2010

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The news page – or a list of announcements that seem important. Please also check out the BasicInfo page for basic course information.

Maureen Stone’s course on color for vis

The “expert color choices” – should be a required reading

the course notes are amazing at showing what color can do, can’t do, the perceptual issues, ….

Milestones in viz
A Periodic Table of viz:

Pencil & Paper designs

Thought Provoking Papers category

Hullman papers (retoric, difficulties), chartjunk, whiteboards

HIVE (Dykes)

Visual Salience

Wiki/Web support

Set inclusion design w/pencil sketching

Aspect ration paper (to emphasize how important basic concepts are)

Lighting comparison paper (to get DVR cues across)


Survey of Hi-D techniques (SPLOM, Projections, Embeddings, Parallel Coords)

Visual Inference

Ballot Maps as a good case study

Maureen blog tutorials

tufte color chapter in envisioning information (maureen)

synthesis lectures

Hanspeter: 5 step process

Haspeter: process in class, learn materials from reading


GOMS models (or some other thing)

Process: design notebooks (mariah)

Kosara Blog Posts

October 9, 2011

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Ideas for Readings

October 9, 2011

in Ideas for 2012

Great getting started reading:

Data Visualization for Human Perception by Stephen Few

Counterpoint to Tufte

The “Chartjunk” paper at CHI

Be sure to read the Cleveland an McGill Graphical perception paper (short version for 638, long version for 838). And maybe a more modern follow up

infographics design post: some makes me mad, other is good  – makes you realize what these people are about

A Visualization class will be offered again in the Spring of 2012. Check here for the official announcement (or maybe even the course web)

Final Grades

May 14, 2010

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I had to do the final grades in a hurry. Information about how we did them is available here.

We will give you more feedback (for example on the projects) next week.

I want to thank everyone for taking part in this class. It was an interesting adventure for me. I hope you had a good experience as well.


Final Grades

May 14, 2010

in BasicInfo

We had to get grades done quickly. We followed what I said at:

We will send more detailed information next week.

– A=consistently contributed to class
– B=sometimes contributed to class
– C=contributed only if called upon
(this was done by Michael C and I agreeing subjectively, which
happened to agree with some objective metrics Michael was tracking)

Participation includes extra posts (like the "cool stuff" posts)

Your participation score is hurt by not being in class (since you
can’t contribute if you’re not there).

Readings: There were 12 readings to comment on, but because of
confusion, many people missed 1.
– A = commented on 10 or more
– AB = commented on 8 or 9
– C = commented on at least half
– 0 = commented on less than 1/4

Critiques: Everyone gets an A. The person who didn’t do the critiques
gets a B since they didn’t even offer to make it up.

Design Challenge:
Everyone gets an A for the presentation part (and trying to do
something with it)

Commenting on Others:
– A = 5-7 comments provided
– AB = 4 comments provided
– D = 1 comment provided

Design Challenge Writeups:
OK, I never gave you feedback. Whoops. All the ones we received were
great. Some of them were a bit long. So all the ones we received get
an A (actually that’s everyone).

Final Projects:
I’ve been doing a lot of reading, and intend to give more detailed
feedback. But I need to get grades back to people quickly.

In terms of the work, the presentations, and the writeups: I think
everyone did well. Especially given the lack of guidance about
expectations, and the lack of feedback along the way. Basically, all
projects are As, except for places where you didn’t turn in pieces.

Everyone will get a purple crayoned (well, using the pen annotation
tool with a purple pen) version of their writeup back.

While I have some disappointment that some projects didn’t really
reflect what I would have hoped you learned in the class, this would
have been better had we had an iteration of design. So for the project
content (including the writeups), I will give everyone an A.

The postmortems vary, but if you turned one in, you get an A.

Status reports were check/no check – you either sent 0, 1 or
2. (A,C,F)

Reading lists and summaries:
While there was dynamic range here, we’re generally just giving people
check/no check. Or half a check if you turned in a bibliography
without summaries

– 30% Final Content  (A)
– 30% Final Presentation/Writeup (A)
– 10% Initial Parts (A – everyone did it)
– 10% Intermediate phases (status reports)
– 10% Post-Mortem
– 10% Readings (summaries)

Final Grading
– Final Project: 1/4
– Participation: 1/6
– Readings:      1/6
– DC:         1/6
– Free:         1/4

Instructions for the final project handins are here.

The project description has been here.

Everything is due before the beginning of the presentation session. Leave yourself some time for getting the files delivered.

Final Project Requirements

May 4, 2010

Each group will turn in a single zip file containing: A Visualization Any Artifacts The writeup Presentation materials Each person will turn in a zip file (seperate from the group one) containing: A Bibliography Paper Summaries A Post-Mortem Each of these is detailed below. One you have created the zip file, send email to the […]

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