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Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 5-10 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 video (Total 3 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Syllabus15m
About the Discussion Forums5m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz15m
5 hours to complete

Week 1: Introduction

8 videos (Total 67 min), 5 quizzes
8 videos
Visualization Pipeline7m
Computational Science7m
Computer Graphics7m
Rendering7m
Moving Pictures6m
Critiquing Visualization10m
Data and Visualization Ethics11m
3 practice exercises
Week 1 Quiz 1: What Is Visualization?30m
Week 1 Quiz 2: Components of Scientific Visualization45m
Week 1 Quiz 3: What Makes a Good Visualization?30m
Week
2
8 hours to complete

Week 2: Data

9 videos (Total 69 min), 6 quizzes
9 videos
3D Geometry7m
Data Representation11m
Finding and Using Data4m
Computational Resources6m
Optimization10m
Software7m
Transformations and Attributes6m
Programming9m
4 practice exercises
Week 2 Quiz 1: What Scientific Data Looks Like45m
Week 2 Quiz 2: Working with Data30m
Week 2 Quiz 3: How to Approach Loading Data into a New Tool30m
Week 2 Hands On Assignment: Part 11h
Week
3
8 hours to complete

Week 3: Meaningful Communication

9 videos (Total 94 min), 5 quizzes
9 videos
Education12m
Color10m
Vision and Cameras9m
Driving Visual Features with Data12m
Abstraction and Representation9m
Data Artifacts7m
Previsualization9m
Derived Data9m
3 practice exercises
Week 3 Quiz 1: Understanding Humans45m
Week 3 Quiz 2: Designing for Human Perception45m
Week 3 Quiz 3: Refining Data45m
Week
4
9 hours to complete

Week 4: Cinematic Presentation

8 videos (Total 77 min), 5 quizzes
8 videos
Display Environments6m
Lighting9m
Designing Around the Data7m
Image Artifacts7m
Editing and Compositing13m
Narration and Sound9m
Packaging and Distribution7m
3 practice exercises
Week 4 Quiz 1: Action, Camera, Lights!45m
Week 4 Quiz 2: Digital Cosmetics30m
Week 4 Quiz 3: Finishing Touches30m
11 minutes to complete

Conclusion

1 video (Total 1 min), 1 reading
1 video
1 reading
Course Credits10m

Instructors

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Kalina Borkiewicz

Visualization Programmer
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
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AJ Christensen

Visualization Designer/Programmer
National Center for Supercomputing Applications

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