University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3D Data Visualization for Science Communication
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3D Data Visualization for Science Communication

Taught in English

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4,335 already enrolled


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Kalina Borkiewicz
AJ Christensen

Instructors: Kalina Borkiewicz

Beginner level
No prior experience required
32 hours to complete
3 weeks at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 6 modules in this course

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment.

What's included

1 video5 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Week 1 is an introduction to the field of data visualization, as well as related fields like computational science and computer graphics. You will learn about different types of data visualization, and visualization best practices.

What's included

8 videos3 quizzes2 peer reviews1 plugin

Week 2 is all about data - how are spatial data represented in a computer? How is it formatted? Where can you find it, and how do you work with it?

What's included

9 videos4 quizzes2 peer reviews

Week 3 is all about the human side of things. How do people learn? How do we perceive visual information? What makes certain methods of communication and education more effective? How do you find a story in a dataset, and how do you tell that story clearly and concisely?

What's included

9 videos3 quizzes2 peer reviews

Week 4 is about presenting your visualization in an engaging way to broad audiences with techniques like camera design, lighting, compositing, digital cosmetics, and other tricks from Hollywood. You’ll also learn how to package your visualization with sound, titles, and credits, and you’ll learn how to distribute it to various types of audiences.

What's included

8 videos3 quizzes2 peer reviews

Congratulations on reaching the end of the course!

What's included

1 video1 reading1 plugin


Kalina Borkiewicz
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1 Course4,335 learners
AJ Christensen
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1 Course4,335 learners

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