Checking date: 08/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Information visualization
Study: Master in Libraries, Archives and Digital Continuity (335)

Coordinating teacher: OLMEDA GOMEZ, CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Library Science and Documentation

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
There are no specific course prerequisites for this course
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
Knowledge 1. Understand basic information and data visualization terminology and the fundamental principles of perception 2. Understand and create basic charts and plots 3. Design and implement interactive, multivariate, text, networks, temporal and data geolocation visualizations, using information visualization tools 4. Given a visualization, identify the actions the vis allows and the targets of those actions Skills 1. Select relevant data to create dashboards 2. Use of techniques to create graphs 3. Data view from a practical perspective 4. Produce effective visualizations of quantitative data
Description of contents: programme
1. Infovis overview 2. Data 3. Temporal data visualization 4. Topic visualization 5. Trees and graphs, hierarchical data 6. Geospatial data, maps 7. Information visualization
Learning activities and methodology
TRAINING ACTIVITIES OF THE CURRICULUM RELATED TO SUBJECTS AF1 Individual work for the study of theoretical and practical materials developed and contributed by the teacher AF2 Individual work for problem solving and case studies AF3 Theoretical-practical classes AF4 Tutorials AF5 Active participation in forums in the educational platform Code Activity Total hours Onsite Hours % Onsite AF1 125(45) 0 0 AF2 80(32) 0 0 AF3 12(3) 12(3) 100 AF4 10(2) 0 0 AF5 124(0) 0 0 AF6 5(2) 0 0 AF7 4(1) 0 0 TOTAL SUBJ.(COURSE) 360(90) 12(3) 3,3 LA 1. Individual work for the study of theoretical and practical materials developed and contributed by the teacher LA 2. Individual work for problem solving and case studies LA 3. Video-tutorials LA 4. Active participation in forums enabled by the teacher in the virtual educational platform LA 5. Conducting self-evaluation tests to review content TEACHING METHODOLOGIES M 1. Explanations of the teacher with support of computer and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subjects are developed M 2. Critical reading of texts recommended by the professor of the subject M 3. Resolution of practical cases and problems raised by the teacher in an individual way M 4. Reading of theoretical and practical teaching materials TUTORIALS The schedules of the tutorials, adjusted to the provisions of the University, It will be able to be consulted in the own space of the subject in the platform of teaching and learning (Aula Global). It will include two modes: One to attend face-to-face and the other for online handle. Furthermore students can request and arrange with the teacher tutorials online or offline outside of these schedules.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 20
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 80
Basic Bibliography
  • Cairo, A. El arte funcional. Alamut. 2011
  • Costa. J. La esquemática: visualizar la información.. Barcelona: Paidos. 1998
  • Spence, R. Information visualization. Springer. 2014
  • Tufte, E. R. The visual display of quantitative information. 2nd edition. Cheshire: Graphics Press. 2007
  • Tufte, E. R. Visual Explanations. Graphic Press. 1997
  • Tufte, E. R.. Envisioning Information. Cheshire: Graphic Press. 1990
Additional Bibliography
  • Arnheim, Rudolf. El pensamiento visual. Barcelona: Paidos. 1986

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.