For uncertainty, I’m not sure what to give you, there are too many choices.
For scientific visualization, it is impossible for me to think of how to give you a brief summary of an entire field in a few readings or a lecture. So we won’t read much.
A nice brief survey.
Arrange Spatial Data (Chapter 8 from Munzner’s Visualization Analysis & Design) (Munzner-08-ArrangeSpatial.pdf 1.0mb)
As close as we’ll get to reading about scientific visualization.
Rules of Thumb (Chapter 6 from Munzner’s Visualization Analysis & Design) (Munzner-06-RulesOfThumb.pdf 0.5mb)
We skipped this chapter, so I’ll add it as a reading for completeness.
I have plenty of “optional” readings… on uncertainty, on scientific visualization, on 3D, etc. If you want more things to read, let me know.