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Semester 2 - Online
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Information Visualisation is about using and designing effective mechanisms for presenting and exploring the patterns embedded in large and complex data sets, and to support decision making. Information Visualisation is important in a range of domains dealing with voluminous data rich in structure, among them, prominently, data in the spatial domain or data referenced to the spatial domain. Through its focus on presentation and interaction with spatial information, this subject complements related subjects that deal with the storage and querying of data (database subjects such as GEOM90018 Spatial Databases), and the processing of data (data analytics subjects such as GEOM90006 Spatial Analysis). This subject is vital for anyone wishing to work with large datasets. It will also be of relevance to those with an interest in design, especially graphical and interaction design.
Fundamentals of information visualisation and data graphics; human perception; foundations of graphical user interface design; cartographic design; geovisualisation; exploratory visual spatial data analysis; evaluation of information visualisation interfaces.
Intended learning outcomes
- ILO 1. Apply the cognitive and technical principles of information visualisation across various domains
- ILO 2. Critically evaluate the designs of maps and user interfaces for spatial information visualisation;
- ILO 3. Analyse big spatial data sets using data visualisation and geovisualisation techniques
- Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
- Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large
- Capacity for creativity and innovation
- Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, and commitment to them
Last updated: 1 July 2021