IGR 204: Visualization

IGR 204: Visualization

Access to data is increasing exponentially, yet our ability to analyze and make sense of them is limited. The goal of information visualization is to provide users with the tools necessary to visually explore, understand, and communicate complex data.

Course goals

This course is taught in English.

Class organization

Classes will generally consist of 1h30 of lecture followed by 1h30 of lab activities. Lectures meet in the B312 auditorium, and labs are held in building C (check the syllabus in EOLE regularly).

Class slides are available from the campus intranet.


This term we will be using Piazza for class discussion. The system is highly catered to getting you help fast and efficiently from classmates and from me. I encourage you to post questions and discussions there.


The following books are available in the library (the links to Amazon below are purely for ease of use):

Additionally, various scholarly articles will be assigned as in-home readings.


Grades are determined by three primary criteria:

Additionally, up to an extra 5% may be awarded at the instructor’s discretion based on class participation.

Plagiarism policy

All work submitted is expected to be your original work. You may discuss your work with your fellow students, use available resources (e.g., books, articles, web pages, source code), but use these resources as inspiration only. Do not forget to cite any such resources appropriately. Failure to appropriately cite your sources may result in a grade of 0 and/or academic sanctions.

Labs & Project