TU Wien:Cognitive Foundations of Visualization VO (Pohl)
|Alias||Cognitive Foundations of Visualization (en)|
|replaces||Psychologische Grundlagen der Visualisierung VO (Pohl)|
|Department||Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology|
|Mattermost||Register • Mattermost-Infos•|
|Master Data Science||Wahlmodul VAST/FD - Visual Analytics and Semantic Technologies - Foundations|
|Master Media and Human-Centered Computing||Pflichtmodul Theories of Perception, Interaction & Visualization|
- History of the use of pictures and illustrations (in science) (brief)
- Psychological and perceptual foundations: some theories about perception of objects, color, illusions, information processing, attention, affordance, memory for pictures, image + text.
- Information visualization: brief introduction, types, differences to scientific visualization, visual analytics; a bit about evaluations of visualization.
WS 2010/2021: 4 lectures via Zoom to cover the most important material. Self-study of the material from slides + text.
- interest in visualization, maybe a bit in perception and cognition is helpful
It was explicitly mentioned that you need to write in whole sentences and use your own words at the exam. According to the professor, it will count as cheating when you are using sentences or words from her slides.
WS2020/2021: Oral exams via Zoom. Being able to answer questions with material covered in the slides should suffice for a good grade. It is good to show that you reflected the material a bit and can put things in perspective, connect and contrasts the different theories a bit. The questions often follow the slides' "headlines". There seems to be a core of more important topics / questions, see material here. It may be benefitial to also look at the Vowi-pages of the older versions of this class.
SS18: I did not write in whole sentences. Therefore, I got probably a worse grade. I studied approx. 12 hours in total and was rarely in the lectures - got sufficient on exam.
Dauer der Zeugnisausstellung
SS18: two weeks
SS19: Exam 27.06.2019; Certificate 02.08.2019
WS19: Exam 28.01.2020; Certificate 03.03.2020
Watched the recordings, read the scriptum and summary once and read the slides approx 3 times => grade: very good
Took me around 1 Week (Recordings 4 days, Reading 3 Days)
- I would recommend to go through the slides once to at least have a rough idea of all the material. I spread this over 1-2 weeks, with tiny bits per day. Then look at the most important questions and collect the relevant material from slides.
Without visiting lecture: approx. 2 days
With visiting lecture: approx. 1 day
- Slides with occasional pictorial examples
- Text document accompanying the slides, eplaining some of the material in more detail
The lecture is a little bit lengthy. But she mentioned explicitly, that it will count as cheating when not using your own words during the exam. Therefore, it can be helpful to visit the lectures.
In the oral exam you have much time to think about it and the questions are generally asked quite open. So it is good to have an understanding of the concepts and how they are all connected (e.g. humans are good at noticing movement --> don't use too much animation in interfaces,...); It is not important to know the exact names of the concepts/people, but rather have a practical understanding. She was very friendly so the oral exam was very relaxed ;)
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