Checking date: 19/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Data Visualization
Bachelor in Management of Information and Digital Contents (Plan: 376 - Estudio: 340)

Coordinating teacher: OLMEDA GOMEZ, CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Library and Information Sciences Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
There are no specific course prerequisites for this course.
At the end of the course, students are expected to understand, explain, and manipulate basic types of data, analyze them using basic visualization techniques, and create and communicate visualizations of data. They are also expected to be able to assess and improve the effectiveness of data visualizations based on the principles of human perception, design, data types, and visualization techniques.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Quantitative communication. 1.1 Data analysis an dfundamentals of visualization.     1.2 The value of visualization. 2. Design of graphics, components and solutions. 2.1 Data and data sets. Properties of data. 2.2 Scales, axes, coordinates, colour. 3. Visual encoding design. 3.1 Data representation. Methods and techniques. 3.2 Principles of design. 4. Visual analysis. 4.1 Visualization tools. 4.2 Visualization types and workflows. 5. Data communication. 5.1 Context and attention. 5.2 Narratives.
Learning activities and methodology
TRAINING ACTIVITIES OF CURRICULUM CONCERNING STUDIES THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. It will present the knowledge that students must acquire. They will receive the class notes and will have basic reference texts to facilitate the monitoring of classes and the development of subsequent work. Exercises and practical problems will be solved by the student and workshops will be held to acquire the necessary skills. TUTORIES. Individualized assistance (individual tutorials) or in groups (collective tutorials) to the students by the professor. INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP WORK OF THE STUDENT. TEACHING METHODOLOGIES THEORY CLASS (3 ECTS). Exhibitions in the teacher's class with computer and audiovisual media support, in which the main concepts of the subject and the materials and bibliography are provided to complement the learning of the students. PRACTICES (3 ECTS). Use of programs, toolkits, and software as service databases, to create and manage static and dynamic data visualizations. TUTORIES. Individualized assistance (individual tutorials) or in groups (collective tutorials) to the students by the professor. Face-to-face or virtual mode (Google meet).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Cairo, Alberto.. El arte funcional. Infografía y visualización de información. Alamut. 2011
  • Tufte, Edward R.. The visual display of quantitative information. Graphics Press. 2007

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.