Information Visualization

Master’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)


In this course you will get an overview on how to design and analyze computer applications, based on knowledge of the human sensory and cognitive system. Screen based as well as other types of interactive interfaces, such as auditory and haptic ones, are discussed as means to efficiently and intelligibly present information.

Not only actual applications are covered, but also the development of methods to pre-process data and the creation of interfaces so users can personalize the information presentations available so it suits their needs.

You will be given an understanding of how information can be presented to provide efficient and effective knowledge transfer, as well as how to design interactive systems that allow users to easily adapt these presentations depending on task and context.

Prerequisites and selection


To be eligible for the course the student must have a Bachelor's degree of 180 credits. Additionally, the course Human Computer Interaction (TIG095) 7.5 credits, or equivalent is required. In addition, students need to have successfully completed a course in Graphical Interfaces (TIA106), 7.5 credits, at advanced level. To be eligible for this course as a programme student in Science Bachelor´s Programme, N1COS, the student must have passed at least 90 credits in programme courses and the additional courses Human Computer Interaction (TIG095) 7.5 credits and Graphical Interfaces (TIA106), 7.5 credits, at advanced level.