Data Visualization

CS 360/560 • Spring 2020

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this website is being retired effective March 15, 2020. All future updates will be moved to Canvas for online instruction as advised by the university.


Welcome to CS 360/560 Data Visualization for Spring 2020. This course introduces both undergraduate and graduate students to the fundamentals of data visualization. This includes discussion of perception, design, and evaluation. Students will also be introduced to a variety of visualization techniques for high-dimensional, temporal, hierarchical, network, and/or geospatial data.

Upcoming Schedule

Here is the upcoming course schedule, which includes links to lecture material, assigned quizzes and homework, and more:

Week 08
Tue 03/10 No Class
  • Spring Break
Thu 03/12 Lecture
  • Spring Break

Week 09
Tue 03/17 Lecture
Thu 03/19 Lecture
  • 03/31: Final Project

Google Calendar

Here is the combined calendar for this course, which includes the latest office hours schedule, upcoming deadlines, and more:

This website serves as the main portal for all content related to this course. To navigate this site:

  • Schedule: a detailed weekly schedule with links to lecture materials and assignment deadlines
  • Syllabus: the official course and university policies
  • Guides: helpful setup guides and assignment writeups
  • Github: lecture code and assignment templates
  • Piazza: course announcements, upcoming events, lecture Q&A, homework help, and general discussion
  • Canvas: grades, discussions, assignment submissions and deadlines
  • Zoom: password-protected livestreams of lecture

When in doubt, post on Piazza for help finding content.