The third exam on 2 Sep 2020, at 13-17 (EEST), will again be in the form of an assignment in MyCourses. Link to the exam will be accessible when the exam starts.
The second exam on 25 May 2020, at 13-17 Finnish time, is in the form of an assignment in MyCourses, similarly to the first exam (see announcement below). Link to the exam will be made accessible when the exam starts.
The exam on 9 Apr 2020 is in the form of an assignment in MyCourses. Link to the exam is at the end of this page. For more information, see this announcement.
Due to the current coronavirus epidemy, Aalto University pauses all contact teaching from 17 March to 13 April 2020. New information on the coronavirus is updated to this web page.
For this course it means that we continue with the original schedule but lectures will be given online. Instructions for joining them will be announced shortly.
As the exam cannot be arranged normally, we are seeking for alternative solutions, which allow passing the course even if you have to be abroad. More information will be announced once the school has decided how this will be done.
Related to the course topic, the website informationisbeautiful gives a good visualization of the COVID-19 situation (and many other good examples). – And this is a bad counterexample (as a visualization - check yourself why).
Yet another, partly interactive, visualization of the current COVID situation by Johns Hopkins University.
OverviewThe aim of the course is to provide a broad overview over different aspects regarding visualization of information. Thematically the course is divided in 3 parts:
- Basic elements and core principles of visualization.
- Human perception and its relation to visualization.
- Algorithms for visualizing complex high-dimensional data, interaction in visualizations.
PrerequisitesThe first two parts have no prerequisites. For the third part, you should be comfortable with optimization techniques such as gradient descent, as well as linear algebra.
Lecturer and responsible teacherTassu Takala