6.859 Interactive Data Visualization (NEW Previously 6.894)


Graduate Level
Prereqs: 6.031
Units: 3-0-9
Instructor:  Prof. Arvind Satyanarayan (arvindsatya@mit.edu)
Schedule: MW2:30-4, virtual instruction
This subject qualifies as Graphics and HCI concentration subject.
Interactive visualization provides a means of making sense of a world awash in data. Covers the techniques and algorithms for creating effective visualizations, using principles from graphic design, perceptual psychology, and cognitive science. Short assignments build familiarity with the data analysis and visualization design process, and a final project provides experience designing, implementing, and deploying an explanatory narrative visualization or visual analysis tool to address a concrete challenge.
More information on how this subject will be taught can be found at: https://eecs.scripts.mit.edu/eduportal/__How_Courses_Will_Be_Taught_Online_or_Oncampus__/S/2021/#6.859