CS Dept at UMD
CMSC838S - Information Visualization
Dr. Ben Shneiderman
University of Maryland
University of Maryland

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Date Topics, Papers/Readings, Demos, and Assignments Due
27-Jan
01-Feb
Topics:
  • Introduction, definitions, scope, Comparison with SciViz
  • 7 types (1-, 2-, 3-, multi-dimensional, temporal, tree, and network data)
  • 7 tasks (overview, zoom, filter, details-on-demand, relate, history, and extract)
  • Direct manipulation (visual representation of the objects and actions of interest and rapid, incremental, and reversible operations)
  • Dynamic queries (HomeFinder, Dynamap, Spotfire)
  • Visual Info Seeking mantra: Overview First, Zoom and Filter, then Details-on-Demand
  • Evaluation methods (controlled experiments, observations, case studies)
Readings:
03-Feb Topics: Show example of static tools using NCHS data

Assignment Due: Assignment #1: Static displays for data presentation

08-Feb Topics:
  • Multidimensional and Multidimensional and multivariate data (HCE)
  • Parallel Coordinates (HCE, MacroFocus)
Readings: Materials:
10-Feb Topics:
  • Multidimensional and Multidimensional and multivariate data (HCE)
  • Parallel Coordinates (HCE, MacroFocus)
Readings: Materials: Class Presentation by Sanket Sinha & Nitin Madnani (size: 1MB)

Assignment Due: Application Proposal

15-Feb Topics: Temporal data visualization (TimeSearcher)

Readings:

Materials: Class Presentation by Amy Karlson & V. Shiv Naga Prasad (size: 1MB)
17-Feb Topics: Temporal data visualization (TimeSearcher)

Readings:

Materials: Class Presentation by Justin Domke (size: 1MB)
22-Feb Topics: Guest Lecture: Catherine Plaisant — Evaluation and Contest (http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/iv04contest/)

Class Materials:

24-Feb SNOW DAY

Assignment Due: Proposal for Term Project (send via email to Dr. Shneiderman ben@cs.umd.edu)

01-Mar Assignment Due: Application Presentations and Web Page (Plan for a 4-minute presentation)
03-Mar Topic: Guest Lecture: Aaron Clamage — Zooming Interfaces and Piccolo

Materials:

(Dr. Shneiderman will be at NAS Visualizing Uncertainty Workshop March 3-4)
08-Mar Topics: Hierarchical and tree structured data

Readings:

Materials: Class Presentation by Layla Shahamat & Kenny Weiss

10-Mar Topics: Hyperbolic tree vs treemap vs Spacetree

Readings:

Materials: Class Presentation by  Mei Huang & Chunyuan Liao

15-Mar Topic: Tour the orgnet.com web site emphasizing social network analysis.

What we will look at:

Materials: Class Presentation by Louis Licamele & Mustafa Bilgic

17-Mar Topic: Network information visualization (MatrixBrowser, Grokker, netmap) http://matrixbrowser.hci.iao.fraunhofer.de/en/

Readings:

  • 5a1) Kunz, C., Botsch, V., Ziegler, J., and Spath, D. Contextualizing Search Results in Networked Directories. Proceedings of HCII2003, Crete, Greece, 2003.
  • 5a2) Ziegler, J., Kunz, C., and Botsch, V. (April 2002). Matrix Browser: Visualizing and exploring large networked information spaces. IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, 2002: 57 -64, Boston, October 2002 (HCIL-2002-05).

Materials: Presented by Sandro Fouche

22-Mar
24-Mar
Spring Break
29-Mar Topic: Networks (PaperLens)

Readings:

Materials: Class Presentation by Jerry Alan Fails

31-Mar Topic: Exam Review and Project Status
Tuesday
05-Apr
Midterm Exam — (CHI 2005 Conference)
07-Apr Topic: Guest Lecture: Douglas Oard, Information Retrieval & Visualization — (CHI 2005 Conference)
Materials: Lecture Slides
12-Apr Topic: 2D vs. 3D — Presented by Ming & Liu

Readings:

Materials: Class Presentation by Ming & Liu
14-Apr Topic: Color Design
Readings: Materials: Presented by Sandro Fouche & Susan Campbell
19-Apr Topic: Showing missing values and uncertainty
Materials: Class Presentation by Ben Shneiderman (PPT)
21-Apr Topic: Coordination of Multiple Windows
Readings: Materials: Presented by Mei Huang & Chunyuan Liao
26-Apr Topic: Informative Linguistic Summaries
Readings: Materials: Presented by Shiv Prasad
28-Apr Topic: Sonification, haptification & universal usability — Guest lecture by Haixia Zhao
Topic: User interfaces for marking, selecting and annotating
Topic: Graphics & text; Text and graphics
Topic: Training methods for novice users
Topic: Haptification & universal usability
03-May Assignment Due: Term Project Draft — Due on the web by 6pm
06-May Assignment Due: Term Project Draft Critiques — Sent to Dr. Shneiderman (ben@cs.umd.edu) and authors by 6pm
10-May NO CLASS
12-May Assignment Due: Term Project Presentations both days
13-May Assignment Due: Term Project Presentations — 2-4pm
Assignment Due: Term Project Final — Revised version on the web by 6pm
Monday
16-May
8-10am
Final Exam

Possible guest speakers: Varshney on graphics, Shmueli/Jank on auctions, Golden on Sammon maps, Oard/Perer on email, Haixia Zhao on sonification.

Schedule is subject to change!

Last Updated: 07/08/2005 10:48 AM