Courses Master Display 2022-2023

Course Description To PDF
Course title Data Visualization
Course code EBC4225
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 17-4-2023 9-6-2023 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Lars Rieser
For more information: l.rieser@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
This course is an introduction to the field of Data Visualization. Students will learn the fundamentals of data visualization. We will study different visualization methods and discuss how they can be used to visualize and explore quantitative datasets effectively. We will evaluate several approaches and learn how human perception interprets visualized data in various different ways.
Description
Over the last decades organizations have started to accumulate enormous amounts of data both through their internal information systems as well as from external sources such as sensors or external vendors. While this data is partly used to support algorithmic and automized decision-making, many tasks still require a human in the decision-making process. For these types of processes, it often becomes necessary to present complex, multidimensional datasets in a way that supports knowledge discovery or understanding. To do so efficiently and effectively, visualization designers need to have a fundamental understanding of the principles governing human visual perception as well as how to translate these principles into best practices. In this course students will develop both, academic skills related to the systematic and scientific design of visualizations as well as practical knowledge on how to implement these theoretical skills using the Tableau Desktop Software Package.
Literature
Textbook, Academic Articles
Prerequisites
There are no formal prerequisites.
Keywords
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Lecture / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Participation / Assignment
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Intelligence and Smart Services Core Course(s)