University of Maryland Department of Computer Science Fall 1997 Graduate Course

CMSC 828S/838S INFORMATION VISUALIZATION

Instructor: Ben Shneiderman (ben@cs.umd.edu) 9/15/97

Meets in AT&T Teaching/Learning Theater - Engineering 3140

 

Sept 15 One page report, individual project with Spotfire application

Describe Data (show data and visualization), good outcomes, problems

Do this on our lab web site (and print me a copy)

5-7pm Guest speaker: Alfred Inselberg (dinner)

Sept 17 11-5pm Satellite TV show

 

Sept 22 Editorial Board prepares plan for GIVE

(Guide to Information Visualization Environments)

Sept 24 Guest speaker: Dave McNabb

 

Sept 29

Oct 1 First Draft of GIVE for reviews

 

Oct 6 Team Project proposal

Oct 8 Guest speaker: Dave Ebert

 

Oct 13 Individual Application Project proposal

Oct 15 Complete update of IV taxonomy on our web site

(pointers to systems, annotated (optional) papers, web sites)

 

Oct 20 Guest speaker: Catherine Plaisant, LifeLines

(BS keynotes NAS/NAE/IOM Visualization conference)

Oct 22 Team Project outline, intro and references Guest speaker: Vo Tran, NetViz

 

Oct 27

Oct 29 Individual Application Project First Draft

 

Nov 3

Nov 5 Team Project Progress Report

 

Nov 10

Nov 12

(BS keynotes ACM Multimedia Conference)

 

Nov 17 Individual Application Project DUE & Presentations begin

Nov 19 Individual Application Project Presentations

 

Nov 24

Nov 26 Team Project First Draft

 

Dec 1

Dec 3

 

Dec 8 Team Project are DUE & Presentations begin

Dec 10 Team Project Presentations

 

 

 

University of Maryland Department of Computer Science Fall 1997 Graduate Course

CMSC 828S/838S INFORMATION VISUALIZATION

Instructor: Ben Shneiderman (ben@cs.umd.edu) 9/15/97

 

Individual Application Project

This is to be done individually and will be the Comprehensive exam for this course.

Choose an application problem, community of users, database to work on, and some software tool that you will use for this project. Describe each in your introduction (2-5 pages). Then report on what you did to make as effective a visualization as possible. If you can, show it to your intended users and report on their feedback. Draw conclusions, and make recommendations for potential users of your application, for designers of future software tools, and for researchers.

Oct 13 Individual Application Project proposal

One page outline of intended topic, users, database, software, expected outcomes

Oct 29 Individual Application Project First Draft

On-web first draft of final report

Nov 17 Individual Application Project DUE & Presentations begin

On-web final report

Nov 19 Individual Application Project Presentations

 

 

Team Project

This project is to be done in teams of 2-4 people.

You may do a human factors study, a software implementation, or an ambitious application (or discuss other suggestions if you like). The outcome is to be a conference quality paper.

Oct 6 Team Project proposal

Oct 22 Team Project outline, intro and references

On-web first outline, introduction, and starter set of references of final report

Nov 5 Team Project Progress Report

On-paper one page progress report - especially focus on problems you must overcome.

Nov 26 Team Project First Draft

On-web first draft of final report

Dec 8 Team Project are DUE & Presentations begin

On-web final report

Dec 10 Team Project Presentations