Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Data VisualisationWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102269.2

Discipline: GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIES

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Sarah Waterson


Assumed Knowledge
Students should have at least moderate skills in producing documents or illustrations using Photoshop and Illustrator.


Prerequisite
101922 Web and Time-based Design OR 102264 Graphic Design: Process and Practice

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
We live in an era of data. The designer's role is increasingly one of structuring and transforming data into accessible and meaningful information. In this unit students will be introduced to basic techniques for the visual representation of data. This unit covers both how to design successful charts, maps, and diagrams, as well as how to use these graphics to compose cohesive storytelling pieces. Students will also discuss both practical and theoretical issues when visualising data, and how Graphic Design and Interactive Design principles apply to the visualisation of information. Students will learn how to design basic infographics and mock ups for interactive visualisations, and they will develop skills to start producing compelling and elegant infographics and data visualisation.


Courses
1571.8Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CONTINUING
1571.9Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CURRENT
1696.4Bachelor of CommunicationCURRENT
1736.2Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1737.2Bachelor of Design - Visual Communication (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1838.1Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1839.1Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1840.1Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1841.1Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1842.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1843.1Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
6011.1Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CONTINUING
6011.2Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CURRENT
6013.1Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT


Specialisations

M1109.1Digital CulturesCURRENT
M1116.1Graphic DesignCURRENT
SM1117.1Digital CulturesCURRENT
SM1118.1Graphic DesignCURRENT




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