COMP5048 Information Visualisation was a course taught by Seok-Hee Hong, associated with the InfoVis group at the School of Information Technologies. Being a Computer Science, it was a very interesting algorithmic-focused complement to my understanding of Information Visualisation from the Design and Archaeology realms.
A student journal was retained throughout the course.
One of our early excercises involved the drawing of a small social network originally described as text. I elected to use Processing; beginning with automated force-directed methods, adding repulsion (Hooke’s law) and springs, coupled with manual tweaks to visuals.
In the final project, I teamed up with Adam Gawronski to work on a visualisation of University of Sydney Courses. Producing an interactive visualisation below:
As part of the full assignment report:
A student report was written up of the proposed graph-solutions to the competition problems and their process.
Graph A of the GD11 submission here won the ‘Straight-Line Planar’ segment of the Competition.
Overall a very insightful class, learnt much from the algorithmic computer-science perspective of Information Visualisation.