Course Description

470.674 - Advanced Data Visualization: Interactive Web Graphics

This course advances students' understanding of modern data visualization by introducing concepts and tools that enable unconstrained graphical representation of information. Students will learn to create any visualization they can imagine with the expressive and powerful D3 library, used by organizations like the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Urban Institute. The course will examine the design and development of dynamic, interactive presentations that allow for personalized and non-linear modes of data exploration. Each student will publish a final project live on the web, employing the same tools and processes used by professional information designers and web developers, including HTML, CSS, Javascript, version control, and rapid application development. Prerequisite: 470.673 Data Visualization. Note: This course requires students to bring a laptop to on-site class meetings.