School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Data VisualisationWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102269.2


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.

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.

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