University of Minnesota
CSci 5109: Visualization
Schedule and Readings - Spring 2012

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Week 1: Introduction to Visualization
  • Views on Visualization, by Jarke J. van Wijk, in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 12(4), July/August 2006, pp. 421-432.
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Week 2: Introduction to Perception (or, theories behind effectively encoding data values using visual features)
  • Visual Thinking for Design, chapters 1-2
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Weeks 3-4: Using Color Effectively in Visualization
  • Visual Thinking for Design, chapter 4
  • excerpt from Thematic Cartography and Visualization (pages 75-84)
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Weeks 5-6: Topics in Information Visualization
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  • Innovation Trajectories for Information Visualizations: Comparing Treemaps, Cone Trees, and Hyperbolic Trees (due March 1st) [.doc] [.pdf]
Week 7: Multivariate Data Visualization
Week 8: Using Virtual Environments for Visualization
Week 9: Spring Break
Week 10: Flow Visualization
  • Overview of Flow Visualization, by Daniel Weiskopf and Gordon Erlebacher, in The Visualization Handbook, Charles D. Hansen and Christopher R. Johnson, eds., pp. 261-278.
Week 11: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Visualization
Week 12: Volume Rendering
Week 13: Perception and Representation of 3D Shape and Depth; Using 3D Effectively
Week 14: Visualizing Time-Series Data and Visualizing Uncertainty

Weeks 15-16: Final Project Presentations

    Tuesday April 24     9:45am     Peng Liu
    Tuesday April 24     9:54am     Evan Yakowicz
    Tuesday April 24     10:03am     Jeff Kerzner
    Tuesday April 24     10:12am     
    Tuesday April 24     10:21am     Nathan Volker
    Tuesday April 24     10:30am     Stephen McCray
    Tuesday April 24     10:39am     Jiankai Wu

    Thursday April 26     9:45am     
    Thursday April 26     9:54am     Jason Herrboldt
    Thursday April 26     10:03am     Mihir Nimbalkar
    Thursday April 26     10:12am     Xa Vang and Ping Hoang
    Thursday April 26     10:21am     Takahiro Sasaki
    Thursday April 26     10:30am     Joseph Downing
    Thursday April 26     10:39am     Sreekanth Narayanaswamy and Jayesh Iyer
    Thursday April 26     10:48am     Spencer Smith

    Tuesday May 1     9:45am     Daniel Selifonov
    Tuesday May 1     9:54am     Michael Jantscher
    Tuesday May 1     10:03am     Jung-Pil Shin
    Tuesday May 1     10:12am     Jon Bassen
    Tuesday May 1     10:21am     Elsa Dosh
    Tuesday May 1     10:30am     Eugene Sturm
    Tuesday May 1     10:39am     Eric Lobner
    Tuesday May 1     10:48am     Mai Anh Nguyen
    Tuesday May 1     5:30pm     Luke Parrott

    Thursday May 3     9:45am     Bill Tuohy
    Thursday May 3     9:54am     Sam Tucker
    Thursday May 3     10:03am     Kailash Ramanthan
    Thursday May 3     10:12am     Lian Duan
    Thursday May 3     10:21am     Rick Shimota
    Thursday May 3     10:30am     Vikram Reddy Donthi Reddy