This subject introduces the student to the techniques for the presentation of spatial, numerical and table-based data in order to maximise their effectiveness and simplify their interpretation. Students will learn how to design visualisations of information, taking into account the problems of human perception, variations in audience type, and the media or presentation environment selected. They will be taught how to classify spatial and non-spatial, multi-dimensional, discrete and continuous data to elicit the most information from them. Dynamic methods such as animation, interactive atlases and data exploration tools will also be addressed.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Environmental Sciences
Examples of both spatial and non-spatial information visualisation; The history of mapping, emphasising its role as a communication tool; Cognitive issues relating to the design of visualisations, such as human memory, colour perception, comprehension and layout; Mapping techniques for both continuous and discrete phenomena; Statistical data classification methods; The selection, design, and layout of map fundamentals considering the method of delivery and/or the medium of publication; Static and dynamic methods of representing two, three- and multi-dimensional data; Current topics in animation, data exploration and electronic atlas development.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.