Fall 2019 - IAT 355 D100

Introduction to Visual Analytics (3)

Class Number: 10468

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 3 – Dec 2, 2019: Wed, Fri, 10:30–11:50 a.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 10, 2019
    Tue, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Lyn Bartram
    1 778 782-7439
  • Prerequisites:

    IAT 201 and IAT 267 and either IAT 265 or CMPT 225 or other approved second year programming course. Recommended: IAT 235.



Focuses on the design and implementation of interactive computer visualization techniques for the analysis, comprehension, and explanation of large collections of abstract information. The application of principles from perception, information visualization, interaction and visual analytics will be covered. Introduces tools for programming geometric information and displaying the results. Emphasizes development of practical skills in using graphics libraries and tools: students will develop programming experience with relevant examples and techniques.

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