6.894 Interactive Data Visualization


Graduate Level
Units: 3-0-9
Prereqs: 6.031
Instructor: Professor Arvind Satyanarayan (arvindsatya@mit.edu)
Schedule: MW2:30-4, room 32-155
This subject counts as a Human-Computer Interfaces concentration subject.

Interactive visualization provides a means of making sense of a world awash in data. This course covers the techniques and algorithms for creating effective visualizations, using principles from graphic design, perceptual psychology, and cognitive science. Short assignments will build familiarity with the data analysis and visualization design process, and a final project will provide experience designing, implementing, and deploying an explanatory narrative visualization or visual analysis tool to address a concrete challenge.