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Information Visualisation Design Studio - DECO3100

The field of information visualisation focuses on how data can be effectively represented and meaningfully communicated to people, in interactive and automated ways. The unit of study introduces the principles of information visualisation design, with special attention to aesthetic communication of data, data analytics, and user engagement. Key concepts covered in this unit include: abstract data visualisation; data acquisition; and parsing and processing of data. Using a combination of vector graphics software tools such as Adobe Illustrator and programming languages for processing data, students will develop information visualisations of real-world datasets that are both communicative and engaging. The unit will equip students with the skills to produce static as well as web-ready interactive data visualisations.

Lecture 1 hr/wk, tutorial 2 hrs/wk, studio 3 hrs/wk

assignment design (80%) and assignment portfolio (20%)


DECO1006 and DECO1012


Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Design Lab
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Somwrita Sarkar
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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