Class meetings

Class discussion forum

This term we will be using eClass for class discussion. The system is designed to make it easier to communicate with your classmates, the TA, and myself. Rather than emailing questions to a listserv or to us individually, I encourage you to post your questions on eClass.

Students in the course are automatically subscribed. The link is:


This course is designed as a lecture/seminar dealing with data visualization from a largely psychological and historical perspective.

Course Description

Information visualization is the pictorial representation of data.

This course will examine a variety of issues related to data visualization from a largely psychological perspective, but will also touch upon other related communities of research and practice related to this topic:

We will consider visualization methods for a wide range of types of data from the points of view of both the viewer and designer/producer of graphic displays.


Grades will be based on the following components:


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