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Course INF-19-31-K-5

Data Visualization (2V+1U, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.0 CP 78 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Exercise class (in small groups) 14 h
(2V+1U) 4.0 CP 42 h 78 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Area of study [INF-VIS] Visualisation and Scientific Computing
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


  • Formal fundamentals
    • Visualization pipeline
    • Human perception and laws of form
    • Characteristics of data
    • Visual coding and its systematization
    • Interaction mechanisms
  • Visualization of univariate data
    • Corridors visual mappings
    • Discussion of the approaches
    • Design guidelines and sources of error
  • Visualization of multivariate data
    • Direct mapping procedures
    • Performant implementations
    • Linear projections in the visualization
  • Visualization of graphs
    • Design strategies
    • Tree representations
    • Directed and undirected graphs
  • Scalar field visualization
    • Representation of fields on the computer
    • Colormapping
    • Basic procedures in 2D and 3D


  • Alexandru C. Telea: Data Visualization – Principles and Practice, AK Peters ltd., 2007.
  • Robert Spence: Information Visualization, Addison Wesley, 2000.
  • Colin Ware: Information Visualization, Morgan Kaufmann, 2. Edition, 2004.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [INF-19-31-K-5]

Module Name Context
[INF-19-31-M-5] Data Visualization P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
[INF-90-60-M-7] Formal modelling of complex systems P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
[SO-02-2151-M-6] Knowledge management and technology WP: Obligation to choose 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
[SO-120000-M-6] Science management and technology P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
Course-Pool Name
[INF-VIS_V-KPOOL-6] Lectures of the teaching area Visualization and Scientific Computing