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ARTS.3820 Art & Design of Data Visualization

Id: 039945 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


This course focuses on applying foundations of artistic information graphics and data visualization to increasingly self-directed data driven projects. Participants will use data from various sources and engage diverse topics. The course covers the various purposes and formats of data visualization, the basic terminology and concepts used in the field, and the application of design techniques to the creation of static and interactive creative displays powered by data sets of varying sizes. Elements of typographic design, layout, and color theory will be used to sharpen communication and make projects accessible. The theory of information visualization will be balanced with hands on use of proprietary and open source tools including Adobe, Spreadsheets, and scripting (e.g. JavaScript).


ARTS 1010 Art Concepts, ARTS 1020 Art Concepts II, ARTS 1130 Digital Foundations, ARTS 2010 Form & Content, ARTS 1550 Drawing I, and ARTS 1560 Drawing II, ARTS.2100 Graphic Design l.

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