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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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VTEKS112 Information Visualization Project Work 5 ECTS
Organised by
Interactive Technology
Person in charge
Researcher Tomi Heimonen.
Preceding studies
Or equivalent skills.

General description

The course provides an in-depth introduction to selected design and evaluation methods and implementation tools for interactive information visualization applications. The methods and tools are utilized in a practical project where the students design and implement a visualization prototype.

Learning outcomes

After this course, the student will be familiar with the state-of-the-art information visualization design methodology, and has the necessary skills to design, implement and evaluate information visualization applications. The student will also be familiar with current visualization application development and prototyping frameworks.


The course consists of lectures and a project work. The main focus is on carrying out the information visualization design project. The project work is carried out in small groups
and the results are presented in a seminar to the whole class.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 10 h 0 h
Seminar 4 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Active participation in the lectures, project work and presentation of the project work.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

  1. Spence, R., Information Visualization: Design for Interaction, 2nd edition. Prentice Hall 2007.
  2. Selected research articles related to the themes of the course.

Further information

Previously partially included in 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
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Information Sciences