DESN 3002 Data Visualisation
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102269
Coordinator Sarah Waterson Opens in new window
Description We live in an era of data. The designer's role is increasingly one of structuring and transforming data into accessible and meaningful information. In this unit students will be introduced to basic techniques for the visual representation of data. This unit covers both how to design successful charts, maps, and diagrams, as well as how to use these graphics to compose cohesive storytelling pieces. Students will also discuss both practical and theoretical issues when visualising data, and how Graphic Design and Interactive Design principles apply to the visualisation of information. Students will learn how to design basic infographics and mock ups for interactive visualisations, and they will develop skills to start producing compelling and elegant infographics and data visualisation.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Students should have at least moderate skills in producing documents or illustrations using Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Demonstrate an applied understanding of the key techniques and theories used in visualisation, including data models, graphical perception and techniques for visual encoding and interaction
- Identify the common data domains and corresponding analysis tasks, including multivariate data, networks, text and cartography.
- Build and evaluate visualisations from data.
- Use data to tell a story.
- how to plan for data-based storytelling through charts, maps, and diagrams
- how to design Infographics and visualisations that are aesthetically pleasing, informative and accurate
- The foundations of graphic design and of interaction design, applied to Infographics and visualisations
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Professional Task: Milestone submissions progress blog||1500 words (approx.)||20||N||Individual|
|Report: Explanatory data analysis||750 words (approx.) and design work||30||N||Individual|
|Applied Project||750 words (approx.) and design work||50||N||Individual|
2022 Semester 2
Parramatta - Victoria Rd
Subject Contact Sarah Waterson Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.