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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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HTIS59 Information Visualization 5–10 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Human-Technology Interaction
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Information Sciences
Curricula 2015 – 2017
TIEVS59 Information Visualization 5 ECTS

General description

Information visualization focuses on presenting data and information in the most efficient ways in various contexts. The course deals with the different ways of presenting information in static and interactive means. In addition to visual methods, the course covers spoken, auditory, haptic and olfactory information presentation methods, including their combined use. The course covers both generic principles and domain specific, such as industrial, media and healthcare specific information presentation needs. Specific topics include XR visualizations techniques and AI approaches for information visualization.

The course includes numerous practical exercises, including a mini-project done in groups. All hands-on assignments are related to real-world information visualization problems. The basic course (5 cu) covers design and evaluation of information visualization techniques, and it can be extended (10 cu) to cover also implementation aspects in the form of an extended project work.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should:
- know the most common information visualization techniques
- know the most common alternative techniques for information presentation
- be familiar with advanced information presentation techniques (XR and AI)
- be able to design and evaluate interactive visualizations for real-world problems


The course includes the following topics, but is not limited to them
- principles of information visualization
- interactive visualizations
- spoken, auditory, haptic and olfactory information presentation
- domain specific visualizations
- Advanced topics, such as XR and AI

Teaching methods

The course consists of meetings, online-material, assignments, student presentations and a mini-project.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

In the course Moodle.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Communication Sciences