INFO4310 Schedule

Over the course of the term we will slowly populate this schedule with slides, readings, and activities. These pages are mirrored from the course GitHub repository to a GitHub page using a submodule. For helpful links, refer back to the course home page.
You can find procedures for presenting a paper and leading class discussions on Ed Discussion in this document.
Those who are not presenting must post a response to all reading threads on Ed Discussion for before midnight on Tuesday. See more here.
As you may be unfamiliar with reading and working with academic papers, here are some different perspectives on how to read them.

We will engage in a number of different classroom activities throughout the term. Please refer to this legend:

Lecture: Discussion: Design activity: Critique:

Week 1 Introduction
23-Jan Course Introduction Intro Survey Recording Slides
25-Jan d3 quick refresh Prompt Notes Recording #1
Git tutorial video Code editing tutorial
27-Jan Critique some visualizations Instructions
Week 2 Getting started
30-Jan Server setup Notes Recording
 HW1 assigned on CMS
1-Feb Introductory Framing File:
Tufte, Edward. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Chapters 1 & 2
(no discussion posts)
Link 1, 2
3-Feb Intro Brainstorming Instructions
Week 3 Interactions
6-Feb d3 Interactions Prompt Notes Recording
8-Feb Visualization interactions File:
Heer, J. & Schneiderman, B. Interactive Dynamics for Visual Analysis. 2012. Link
Yi JS, ah Kang Y, Stasko J, Jacko JA. Toward a deeper understanding of the role of interaction in information visualization. 2007. Link
9-Feb HW1 due at 12:00pm (noon) EST
10-Feb HW1 critique Instructions Critique links
Week 4 Direct Manipulation & Linked Views (Multivariate)
13-Feb SPLOM + Responsiveness Prompt Notes
Color ver.
Canvas ver.
 HW2 assigned on CMS
15-Feb Founding Papers File:
Ahlberg C, Shneiderman B. Visual information seeking using the filmfinder. 1994. Link
Spence R, Tweedie L. The Attribute Explorer: information synthesis via exploration. 1998. Link
17-Feb Film Finder v2 Instructions
Week 5 Overview + Detail (Navigation)
20-Feb O+D in a plot Prompt Notes Recording
22-Feb Navigating visualizations File:
Shneiderman Ben. The eyes have it: A task by data type taxonomy for information visualizations. 1996. Link
Bederson BB, Hollan JD. Pad++ a zooming graphical interface for exploring alternate interface physics. 1994. Link
23-Feb HW2 due at 12:00pm (noon) EST
24-Feb HW2 critique Instructions Critique links
Week 6 Focus + Context (Networks)
27-Feb No Class (Feb. Break)
1-Mar Distorsion & DOI File:
Lamping J, Rao R, Pirolli P. A focus+context technique based on hyperbolic geometry for visualizing large hierarchies. 1995. Link
van Ham F, Perer A. “Search, Show Context, Expand on Demand”: Supporting Large Graph Exploration with Degree-of-Interest. 2009. Link
 HW3 assigned on CMS
3-Mar Geo+Network Activity Instructions
Week 7 Perception & Cognition
6-Mar F+C using DOI functions Prompt Notes Recording
8-Mar P&C overview File:
Ware, Colin. Information Visualization: Perception for Design. Chapter 5 Link
9-Mar HW3 due at 12:00pm (noon) EST
10-Mar HW3 critique Instructions Critique links
Week 8 Color
13-Mar Color survey deployment Repository Recording Survey
 HW4 assigned on CMS
15-Mar Color studies File:
Heer, J. & Stone. Color Naming Models for Color Selection, Image Editing and Palette Design. 2012. Link
Liu Y, Heer J. Somewhere over the rainbow: An empirical assessment of quantitative colormaps. 2018. Link
17-Mar Visualizing color survey data Prompt Notes Recording
Week 9 Multi-touch & Mobile
20-Mar Event & gesture reading Prompt Notes
22-Mar NUIs File:
Lee B, Isenberg P, Riche NH, Carpendale S. Beyond mouse and keyboard: Expanding design considerations for information visualization interactions. 2012. Link
Rzeszotarski JM, Kittur A. Kinetica: naturalistic multi-touch data visualization. 2014. Link
24-Mar Post-WIMP Film Finder Instructions
Week 10 Animation
27-MarHW4 critique Instructions Critique links
 HW4 due at 9:00am EDT
29-Mar Principles of animation File:
Lasseter J. Principles of traditional animation applied to 3D computer animation. 1987. Link
Robertson G, Fernandez R, Fisher D, Lee B, Stasko J. Effectiveness of animation in trend visualization. 2008. Link
 Project assigned on CMS
31-Mar Custom animation transitions
Week 10.5 Spring break
Week 11 Tortured by Text
10-Apr Visualizing text
12-Apr Text is challenging File:
Watson et al. StoryPrint: an Interactive Visualization of Stories. 2016. Link
Chang et al. RecipeScape: An Interactive Tool for Analyzing Cooking Instructions at Scale. 2018. Link
13-Apr Project milestone due by 12:00PM (noon) EST
14-Apr Milestone feedback/critique
Week 12 Visualizing ML
17-Apr Basic ML visualizations
19-Apr ML Visualization Systems File:
Hohman F, Kahng M, Pienta R, and Chau D. Visual Analytics in Deep Learning: An Interrogative Survey for the Next Frontiers. 2019. Link
Buhrmester V, Munch D, Arens M. Analysis of explainers of black box deep neural networks for computer vision: A survey. 2021. Link
21-Apr Meta-Critique Activity
Week 13 Expertise & Personalization
24-Apr Social sharing & collaboration (slides)
26-Apr Novices File:
Lee S, Kim SH, Hung YH, Lam H, Kang YA, Yi JS. How do people make sense of unfamiliar visualizations?: A grounded model of novice's information visualization sensemaking. 2015. Link
Huang D, Tory M, Aseniero BA, Bartram L, Bateman S, Carpendale S, Tang A, Woodbury R. Personal visualization and personal visual analytics. 2014. Link
27-Apr Project milestone due by 12:00PM (noon) EST
28-Apr Milestone feedback/critique
Week 14 Accessible Visualizations
1-May Sonification
3-May Accessibility Projects File:
Jung et al. Communicating Visualizations without Visuals: Investigation of Visualization Alternative Text for People with Visual Impairments. 2021. Link
Swaminathan S, Roumen T, Kovacs R, Stangl D, Mueller S, Baudisch P. Linespace: A sensemaking platform for the blind. 2016. Link
5-May Project demos and critique
Week 15 Demonstrations
8-May Project demos and critique
Final Project Submission
TBD Due @ TBD on TBD