Data Visualisation

COS80025 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or Equivalent

Contact hours

  • 46 hours

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

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

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Critically evaluate data visualisations and propose improvements based on an understanding of human perception and cognition and data visualisation design principles.
2. Apply a structured design process to create effective visualisations within a research context.
3. Create interactive data visualisations using real-world data sets.
4. Effectively communicate and reflect on the design process for an interactive visualisation, including the choice of visualisation idioms and reasoning behind design decisions.