Exam: April 20, 7:00 - 10:00PM
Class: RF 4:30-5:50 Room 2750

Chris Shaw, shaw AT sfu.ca
Office -- Room 2730
Office Hours: by appointment
Teaching Assistant
Ankit Gupta , aga53 AT sfu.ca
Office Hours: TBA
Time: TBA

General Information

This course will provide an introduction to the basic techniques of Visual Analytics, which is the science of analytical reasoning supported by a highly interactive visual interfaces. Topics include Computer Graphics, Information Visualization and Information Analysis. The analytical work that people do includes such information seeking tasks as browsing, search, comparison, selection, and the formulation of hypotheses on the basis of observing collections of data.

A significant supplementary goal of this course is to help students learn Object-Oriented Programming with the Java Programming language. Students will use the Processing programming environment to develop interactive computer graphics and infomation visualizations.

The goal of this class is to provide students with a basic grounding in techniques that can be used to design and implement complex information workspaces, as well as an introduction to theories that help inform the design of such systems.

In summary:


There is one required text for the class, and one strongly recommended:

You can buy these from the SFU Bookstore, or Chapters/Indigo or Amazon Books.

The professor reserves the right to modify any of these plans as needed during the course of the class.