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New York University (NYU)

Information Visualization: Applied Perception

New York University (NYU) via Coursera


This module aims at introducing fundamental concepts of visual perception applied to information visualization. These concepts help the student ideate and evaluate visualization designs in terms of how well they leverage the capabilities of the human perceptual machinery.


  • Applied Perception for Information Visualization
  • Effectiveness of Visual Channels
  • Color Perception and Color Spaces
  • Using Color in Visualization

Taught by

Enrico Bertini and Cristian Felix


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  • This second course in the information visualization specialization learns you what visual channels you can use to represent data: quantitative, ordinal and categorical data. Based on the properties of visual channels: accuracy, discriminability, sal…

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