Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. develop understating of various Data types from everyday use.

2. develop skills to visualise data.

3. learn the process of information design.

4. learn user centred design approach for information design.

5. learn iterative and explorative approaches to achieve creative visualisations.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 07.11.2023 - 30.11.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Rupesh Vyas

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course introduces the basic concepts and processes of information design. It covers aspects of understanding data, learning various methods of data collection, structuring data and visualizing data to make meaning in a context. This course will introduce a wide variety of information design applications and prepare students to critically analyze and develop creative information visualizations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in teaching, completed assignments. Minimum 80% attendance. See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria. 

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    6 ECTS ≈ 162h of which 56h contact teaching

    Lectures, discussion, assignments & experiments. Minimum 80% attendance.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses: Sisu. 

    Priority order:

    1. Bachelor’s Programme in Art and Media degree students and exchange students
    2. Bachelor’s Programme in Design degree students
    3. Other ARTS students

    Minimum amount of participants: 8
    Maximum amount of participants varies according to the implementation of the course.