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649 - Information Visualization

Information Visualization --- Introduction to information visualization. Topics include data and image models, multidimensional and multivariate data, design principles for visualization, hierarchical, network, textual and collaborative visualization, the visualization pipeline, data processing for visualization, visual representations, visualization system interaction design, and impact of perception. Emphasizes construction of systems using graphics application programming interfaces (APIs) and analysis tools.
Credit Hours 3


  • SI 582, 618 and 622 are strongly encouraged. EECS 493 or graduate standing and (C or better) or equivalent.
  • {[Prerequisite: SI 506; (C- or better) or SI 506 Waiver] and [Co-requisite: SI 507; (C- or better) or SI Waiver]} or SI 508; (C- or better); or Graduate Standing