Checking date: 01/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

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)
Statistical analysis of data. Spreadsheets. Advanced level.
Understand how visual representations can help in the analysis and understanding of data. Use existing visualization tools and techniques to analyze data sets. Understand the fundamentals of good design and apply them to data visualizations. Acquire best practices for telling stories and communicating through data visualizations.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1.Fundamentals and basic considerations. 1.1 Value of visualization. 1.2 Criteria and influencing factors. 1.3 Processes and models. 1.4 Tools. 2. Data visualization methods and techniques. 2.1 Visual coding. 2.2 Multivariate data visualizations. 2.3 Temporal visualizations. 2.4 Spatial visualizations. 2.5 Relational structures: trees and networks. 2.6 Text visualizations. 2.7 Interactive visualizations. 3. Communication with data. 3.1 Narratives. 3.2 Ethics and objectivity in data visualisation
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 interactive systems for the creation of graphics; use of visual analytics tools and declarative languages.. 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 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Tufte, Edward R.. The visual display of quantitative information. Graphics Press. 2007

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