Data Visualisation

COS80025 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or Equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


Concurrent Pre-requisite (completed prior or at same time)

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to instruct students on the fundamental principles of information visualisation, and good design practices. Students will explore a wide range of visualisation idioms and develop the ability to create visualisations that empower users to understand real-world data sets.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
Critically evaluate data visualisations and propose improvements based on an understanding of human perception and cognition and data visualisation design principles
Apply a structured design process to create effective visualisations within a research context
Create interactive data visualisations using real-world data sets
Effectively communicate and reflect on the design process for an interactive visualisation, including the choice of visualisation idioms and reasoning behind design decisions