New Visual Analytics Course to be Offered Fall 2014

From "Illuminating the Path: The Research and Development Agenda for Visual Analytics

From “Illuminating the Path: The Research and Development Agenda for Visual Analytics”

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching a new course at SILS in the Fall 2014 semester: INLS 690 Visual Analytics.  The class will cover fundamental concepts and provide lots of opportunities for students to “get their hands dirty” as part of course projects.   I’m still early in my planning for this class, but it should be a fun course for anyone interested in data analysis, visualization, and interactive user interfaces.  Here is the official blurb that I submitted to be posted with the course announcement:

INLS 690 Visual Analytics
This course will provide an overview of Visual Analytics, a topic that combines information visualization and data analysis to support analytical reasoning via highly interactive visual interfaces. The course will review foundational concepts, recent research results, and commonly used technologies. The course is project-oriented and will require that students program their own web-based visualization systems using HTML and JavaScript. While no specific courses are considered prerequisites, students should be competent programmers. Prior experience with web programming (e.g., HTML and Javascript) is strongly recommended.

If you want to know more the course topics, or if you aren’t sure if you have the programming background needed for the class, please let me know.  I’m happy to discuss my plans with interested students.

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