- 10 ECTS
Expected learning outcomes
The course will give the students knowledge of the history of information graphics, characteristics of information graphics in a cognitive perspective, as well as the potential of information graphics as an alternative to text-based or image-based modes of graphic representation. The course will also give the students knowledge of a wide range of genres of information graphics and their advantages and limitations as well as potential for demagogic misuse.
- Tabular and schematic representation of quantitative information
- History of information graphics
- Diagrams and graphs (bar, line, area, pie, Isotype, scatter, histogram, etc)
- Navigational diagrams
- How to lie with statistics
- Cartography, topographical maps, thematic maps, geographical information systems
- Schematic illustrations
- Developing user friendly forms
Teaching Methods (additional text)
Writing of essay(s) and/or practical visualisation project(s). Formative-iterative assessment.
Form(s) of Assessment
Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)
Summative assessment of essay(s) and/or practical project(s) (with a final grade) after the end of the semester.
Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)
Bigwood, Sally og Melissa Spore (2003). Presenting numbers, tables and charts . Oxford: Oxford University Press
Informasjonsgrafikk (2009). Artikkelsamling
Nygaard, Tor (2007). Skjemavett på Internett . Oslo: Kommuneforlaget
Tufte, Edward R. ( 2001). The visual display of quantitative information . Second ed. Cheshire, Connecticut: Graphics Press