The aim of data visualisation is to effectively communicate information through a graphical means. This course aims to provide an understanding of the theory underpinning the field of data visualisation and to provide an introduction to the practicalities of creating effective graphical representations of data.
What will I do?
This course combines a mix of lectures, practical work, and informal discussions around important topics in data visualisation. Students will be required to critique existing visualisations, find interesting data sets, and create their own visualisations.
The course is suitable for individuals involved in the collection, analysis or interpretation of data, as well as for those responsible for the communication of data to a range of audiences. It is not necessary to have a technical background in data analysis to benefit from this course.
You will be required to complete two assignments during the year, but there are no written examinations.
What topics will I study?
- Representing data in one, two and higher dimensions.
- Apply best practice principles for the graphical communication of data.
- Explore data sets using dynamic and interactive software tools.
- History, current trends, and emerging themes in data visualisation.
Application is directly to IADT.
Read more on: http://www.iadt.ie/courses/data-visualisation-special-purpose-award
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