TU Wien:Design and Evaluation of Visualisations UE (Pohl)

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Lecturers Margit Pohl
Alias Design and Evaluation of Visulisations (en)
Department Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology
When winter semester
Last iteration 2022WS
Language English
Mattermost design-and-evaluation-of-visualisationsRegisterMattermost-Infos
Links tiss:193062
Master Data Science Wahlmodul VAST/CO - Visual Analytics and Semantic Technologies - Core
Master Media and Human-Centered Computing Wahlmodul Image Processing & Visualization


Overview of (a lot of) different visualization techniques, different kinds of data, and how to possilby evaluate visualizations. Students present material from scientific publications to each other.


[SS 2019]:

  • Students prepare small presentation (10 min.) about a paper that describes evaluation of a visualization method. Other possible topics are: foundations of human visual perception, and similar/related topics. Two suitable papers should be suggested by students, one of this is then used for the presentation. A 3-page summary of the chosen paper has to be submitted, along the slides.
  • Groups of 2 students conduct a "thinking aloud study" about an (interactive) visualization, and write 3-page report
  • Lecture dates then consist mainly of presentations by students, plus small discussions

Benötigte/Empfehlenswerte Vorkenntnisse[edit]

Interest in visualization techniques and methods, as well as in evaluation methods (less important) will help.


  • 1 presentation about a paper to prepare
  • 3-page report

Prüfung, Benotung[edit]

Prof. Pohl grade students fairly. Basically, you need to prepare your presentation well. Then you will be graded accordingly.

Dauer der Zeugnisausstellung[edit]

SS18: 31.07.2018; 20.09.2018


Not too high. Paper search, preparation of presentation + report, thinking aloud study (depending on your group partner) + write up. Presence is mandatory (1x absence is OK), so lecture dates.


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If you are interested in the theory of information visualization techniques, I would recommend to visit Prof. Pohl's VO TU Wien:Cognitive Foundations of Visualization VO (Pohl) or Prof. Miksch's VO TU Wien:Information Visualization VO (Gschwandtner, Aigner, Miksch).

Verbesserungsvorschläge / Kritik[edit]

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