Postgraduate course

Seminar in Visualization

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeINF358
  • Number of semesters1
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Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

Students are guided to do the following tasks, which are typical for scientific work in the research field of visualization:

(1.) Researching an overview of a selected chapter of visualization research.

(2.) Doing some own visualization work (potentially research work).

(3.) Write a scientific article about (1.) and (2.)

(4.) Present (1.) and (2.) in the form of a typical research presentation.

(5.) Learn and experiment with visualization technology, tools, and libraries.

Learning Outcomes

This course teaches the scientific investigation process in the research field of visualization. Students learn how to research state of the art in existing scientific literature, how a novel idea is systematically developed, validated, and communicated through written and oral dissemination form, and how the scientific advance is being evaluated through the peer-reviewing process. Therefore, after successfully finishing the INF358 course, the students know how research is carried-out and how to present new knowledge in structured and understandable form. As a side-outcome, students will gather good overview on particular visualization area, which they studied during the course in a more detail. Students are highly encouraged to take INF358 course prior to the Master thesis project in visualization, to become familiar with the scientific investigation process and smoothly carry-out the Master project. In case, the student continues with the scientific career by enrolling into a PhD program, the outcome of this project is of even higher utility.

In the second part of this course, the student will be introduced to the spectrum of existing visualization technologies and get hands-on experience with many of these. This will enable the student to select the appropriate tools and libraries for visualization challenges in the future.  

Forms of Assessment

The overall performacne will be assessed by evaluating the written article, the oral presentation, as well as any other output from this seminar.

No aids allowed for oral exam. Examination support materials for Written exam: All calculators, according to model listed in faculty regulations.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Subject Overlap

VISUAL: 10 stp


Contact Information

Student adviser:

mailto:studieveileder@ii.uib.no Student adviser

T: 55 58 42 00