Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

Visualization Techniques (Techniken der Visualisierung) WS'22/23
Vorlesung

Dr.-Ing. Susana Castillo

Hörerkreis: Bachelor & Master
Kontakt: tdv@cg.cs.tu-bs.de

Modul: INF-STD-14, INF-STD-69
Vst.Nr.: 4216030

Notes:                  

  • This lecture is included in the Digital Literacy Certificate (Digital Literacy Zertifikat).
  • This lecture does not use studIP! Please register to attend the lecture using the registration form on our website (https://graphics.tu-bs.de/teaching/students). This way we can notify you of any current changes. This registration is informal and does not replace the official examination registration at the respective examination office!

  • If you encounter any problems, please send an email to tdv@cg.cs.tu-bs.de.
  • The lecture will be conducted in English.

  • Lecture starts on the 26.10.2022

Description:

Photos, drawings, maps, diagrams, pictograms, cartoons, text, formulas, PowerPoint presentations...: Our sense of sight is the most important information input channel into our consciousness. Whether representational or abstract information, a suitable form of visualization enables us to grasp the meaning of information faster and more fundamentally than, for example, when we just hear the information.

The lecture will explore the background of information visualization from the perspective of computer science, psychology, neuroscience, and art. We will deal with questions like

  • What is information?
  • What forms of information exist?
  • How does visual information enter our consciousness?
  • How can information be visualized?
  • What forms of visualization are there?
  • What is attention?
  • How is attention aroused visually?
  • How is visual information stored in the brain?

The course is explicitly aimed at students of ALL disciplines and is also offered as a key qualification in the lecture pool "interdisciplinary qualification".

Additionally, the participants of this lecture will be given the opportunity to obtain a certificate for their acquisition of skills in the areas of media, information and digital transformation: the Digital Literacy Certificate (Digital Literacy Zertifikat). For more informating, please refer tohttps://www.tu-braunschweig.de/digital-literacy-zertifikat, or this document.

Place and time:

Contents:

  • History of Visualization
  • Visualization from the point of view of information theory
  • Aspects of visual perception psychology
  • Visualization and cognition
  • Techniques for the representation of information
  • Interactive visualization techniques

Administrative formalities:

  • Duration: 2 SWS
  • Credit points: 3  (3 LPe, Studienleistung)
  • Examination modality: Presentation
  • In order to obtain the course credits, each participant must prepare and give a short scientific presentation of around 15 minutes in length on one of the suggested papers. Own suggestions for topics are also welcome! (please send the corresponding article in electronic form to the contact mail tdv@cg.cs.tu-bs.de). Topics will be assigned in November.

Prerequisites:

  • Interest in perception and the human visual system

Topics:

To be announced