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Welcome to INFO 424 “Information Visualization and Aesthetics”. Taught by Marilyn Ostergren (call me ‘Marilyn’). GOAL FOR TODAY What is ‘Information Visualization’? What information can be visualized? How does this class work?. What is ‘Information Visualization’?.

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Welcome to INFO 424

“Information Visualization and Aesthetics”

Taught by Marilyn Ostergren

(call me ‘Marilyn’)

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GOAL FOR TODAY

What is ‘Information Visualization’?

What information can be visualized?

How does this class work?

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‘Information Visualization is a process that transforms data, information and knowledge into a form that relies on the human visual system to perceive its embedded information.’-Gershon and Page (2001)

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Here is some information/data/knowledge:

The wind turbines that Seattle City Light owns (which supply some of the UW’s power) are 245 feet tall

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YOUR TASK:

Envision a visual display for the following information….

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ActionScript 2.0 2003

ActionScript 3.0 2006

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Comb

Ear

Ear Lobe

Beak

Wattle

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YOUR TASK:

What type of visual potential has been exploited here?

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How to Create an Information Visualization

(how you will learn to create information Visualizations in INFO 424)

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Technical Skills – Illustrator, Excel & Flash

tools & strategies

Knowledge of design principles

Repertoire of visualization strategies

Understanding of the process

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About 17 of every 200 MEN

Less than 1 of every 200 WOMEN

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LABS: 25% of grade

100% Handed in by due date

75% Handed in by end of quarter

FLASH QUIZES: 25% of grade

1 ungraded

3 graded (full or partial credit)

10% for the last quiz, 5% each for the first 2

TAKE-HOME EXAMS: 50% of grade

1 ungraded

2 graded exams

These will be assigned a numeric grade.

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What to do next:

1. Decide if you want to take this class (I hope you do)

2. Start working on the labs & practice for this week (shown on the

schedule page of the course website)

Optional:

3. Sign up for Flowing Data, Information Is Beautiful & Infosthetics