This course will explore the foundations of data visualization techniques on various data sets to guide the decision-making process. A variety of crucial topics will be addressed. Topics may include the following: perceptual principles for displaying data, the critique and improvement of data visualizations, the use of color and sizing principles to enhance graphical displays, the use of data visualizations to explore data, the discussion of new industry-accepted data visualizations and graphics, and the discussion of software packages for generating such displays of data. Other topics may be covered if time permits.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN: