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Indiana University

Information Visualization

Indiana University via Independent

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This course provides an overview about the state of the art in information visualization. It teaches the process of producing effective visualizations that take the needs of users into account. 

This year, the course can be taken for three Indiana University credits as part of the Online Data Science Program just announced by the School of Informatics and Computing. Students interested in applying to the program can find more information here.

Among other topics, the course covers:

  • Data analysis algorithms that enable extraction of patterns and trends in data
  • Major temporal, geospatial, topical, and network visualization techniques
  • Discussions of systems that drive research and development.

Just like last year, students will have the opportunity to collaborate on real-world projects for a variety of clients. Click here to see the 2014 list of clients and projects. You can also see the detailed results of the 2013 client projects from the Visual Insights book here.

Everyone who registers gains free access to the Scholarly Database(26 million paper, patent, and grant records) and the Sci2 Tool (100+ algorithms and tools).

Taught by

Katy Börner, Michael Ginda and Andreas Bueckle


4.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Good introduction of the concepts of information visualisation and one of the best course projects I've encountered in a mooc. Only the course project alone is already worth it to take this course.
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