Data Visualisation

COS80025 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or Equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

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

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 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
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Critically evaluate data visualisations and propose improvements based on an understanding of human perception and cognition and data visualisation design principles
ULO2Apply a structured design process to create effective visualisations within a research context
ULO3Create interactive data visualisations using real-world data sets
ULO4Effectively communicate and reflect on the design process for an interactive visualisation, including the choice of visualisation idioms and reasoning behind design decisions