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.


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

1. Identify the genres of information design and their uses.

2. Produce visualizations and infographics learning the best information design practices.

3. Know how to find appropriate design solutions based on how human perception and cognition work

Credits: 3

Schedule: 07.09.2023 - 12.10.2023

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:

    We look at mechanisms relevant to presenting abstract phenomena and statistical data, as well as visual communication of other kinds of information. We learn about the properties of human perception and design solutions that facilitate the effective communication of knowledge. We look at established genres of information design, such as maps, statistical graphics, diagrams and scientific illustrations, network diagrams, and wayfinding systems. A variety of course assignments are given, in order for the students to learn how to apply the theoretical principles discussed in a range of practical design cases.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in teaching and completed assignments.

    Minimum 80% attendance.

    See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    3 ECTS ≈ 81h

    Contact Teaching: 24H

    Lectures 36h, group work 12h,

    workshop and practice-based work 20h,

    independent reading and writing 5h,

    reflection and thinking 8h

    Other: presentations, demonstrations


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    10 Reduced Inequality

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    VCD students only (major and exchange)

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

    Registration for Courses: Sisu.

    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: