Information visualization

The area covered by this course is the most vividly evolving subdomain of computer visualization.

Unlike in medical visualization or scientific visualization, where the data is usually low-dimensional and has some inherent geometry, information visualization handles data with as much as hundreds of dimensions and usually without any physical coordinate system to relate to. It is hard to understand such abstract data with our limited mental faculties.

Information visualization helps to gain insight into to abstract and multidimensional relations hidden in real world data used in science or industry. The multimodality of data, the combination of computer graphics, computer science, geometry, psychology, art and aesthethics makes this area of visualization exciting and challenging.


There are three activities: written test (25 points), presented report (25 points), program (50 points).
Bonus points (up to 5 points) can be acquired by giving meaningful questions to your classmates during the report presentations.

Click here for complete set of activites and their details

Grading scale:

100 - 91 90 - 81 80 - 71 70 - 61 60 - 51 50



Here is a set of selected papers for your reports: Infovis 2013 reports

Pick one and sign up into the table: Rozpis prezentacii



#Slides (in PDF)Misc.
00 Warm up  
01 Perception for design  
02 From data types to visual cues  
03 Interaction and GUI  
04 Multidimensional data I  
05 Multidimensional data II  
06 Relations and networks  
07 Large data in visualization  
08 Scientific visualization  
09 Infographics