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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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VTEKS115 Introduction to Information Visualization 3 ECTS
Organised by
Interactive Technology
Person in charge
Researcher Harri Siirtola.
Preceding studies
Or equivalent skills.

Learning outcomes

After this course, the students will have an overview of the field of information visualization and its place in the general context of human-computer interaction and related fields. The students will be familiar with the central theories of information visualization, the historical developments in the field and the seminal research.


The course introduces selected topics in information visualization. The topics include, but are not limited to, the following: models and theories of information visualization, visualization techniques, interaction in information visualization, and human factors in information visualization.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Active participation in the lectures and assignments.


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

3rd year or later. The course is not lectured every year.

Study materials

  1. In addition to selected research articles.
  2. Ware, C., Information Visualization: Perception for Design. Morgan Kaufmann 2004
  3. Spence, R., Information Visualization: Design for Interaction, 2nd edition. Prentice Hall 2007.

Further information

This course was previously a part of the course Information Visualization (Tiedon visualisointi). This course cannot be taken by students who have taken the previous course.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Information Sciences