MSIA 411: Data Visualization

Quarter Offered

Spring ; Alan Keahey


A variety of data is being generated by businesses, government entities, and human activities at increasing rates and complexity. The goal of this course is to expose students to key design principles and techniques that can increase the understanding of complex data, and gain valuable insights for the data. Good visualizations present a visual interpretation of the data and also improve comprehension, communication, and decision making. Concepts, techniques, and methods for creating effective data visualizations will be covered. The course will also have a focus on how to present information clearly and effectively.