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CS5044   Information Visualisation

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module provides an introduction to information visualisation. It focuses on the question of how to utilise visual representations to make information accessible for exploration and analysis. The module covers basic principles of visualisation design and interaction principles. It introduces a range of visualisation techniques and tools, and discusses how these can be effectively applied in various scenarios for communication, exploration and analysis, and how to evaluate information visualisations in different contexts. Skills in designing, developing, and evaluating information visualisations are reinforced through practical assignments.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Postgraduate - Before taking this module you must pass CS5001 or Pass CS5002. Undergraduate - Before taking this module you must pass CS2002 and (pass CS2001 or Pass CS2101)

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3-hour lecture (x 11 weeks), 1-hour seminar (x 8 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 41

Guided independent study hours: 109

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 40%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 60%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Existing Coursework = 40%


Module teaching staff: TBC Module coordinator(s): Director of Postgraduate Teaching - Computer Science (