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Unit of study_

DECO3100: Information Visualisation Design Studio

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 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.

Code DECO3100
Academic unit Design Lab
Credit points 12
DECO1016 and DECO2014

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. To design compelling visual narratives using data, including the ability to develop and justify data mappings appropriate for the context.
  • LO2. To recognise, demonstrate and implement aesthetic and human-centred design qualities, including the ability to devise and justify an appropriate design solutions based on a brief.
  • LO3. To manipulate, transform and synthesise data into representations that can be used for visualisation, including the ability to recognise and incorporate artificial intelligence principles.
  • LO4. To hypothesise, evaluate and revise data visualisations based on rigorous qualitative and quantitative user-centred evaluation.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.