This is an Archived Web Page!

by Mike Gleicher on November 11, 2016

This website is for the 2015 Edition of the Visualization class. If you are looking for the Spring 2017 edition, please go here.

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This is the NEWS page

by Mike Gleicher on January 18, 2015

This is the new page for CS638/838 Data Visualization. It will be a stream of postings that are news about the class. If you’re in the class, this is probably the first thing you want to look at.

You might be looking for… A Feed of Basic Information about the class, particularly its summary as the Brief Syllabus. Or you might be looking for the Course Announcement.  Or perhaps the link to Canvas assignments, where assignments are turned in and discussions happen.

We suggest navigating the website by clicking on the category links to the right.

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More on Course Evaluations…

by Mike Gleicher on May 5, 2015

So, it seems that if you go to: https://aefis.engr.wisc.edu to do your course evaluation, you will see this class listed multiple times.

The authorities have no idea why this is happening (I have a guess).

But… it shouldn’t matter. They all should go to the same place. Just do one of them.

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Course Evaluations

by Mike Gleicher on May 5, 2015

The official course evaluations can be done online. Log into:

https://aefis.engr.wisc.edu

and your should see either CS638 or CS838.

Please do the official on-line evaluation! I really do read them, and it really helps for future planning.

Our department is in the process of switching to on-line evaluations. This class is a pilot experiment. (since I am on the committee that has to figure it out). My experience is that online evals are better: less work for the student, and it puts the information in one place so its easier for the people who read the evaluations.

So, please take a few minutes of your time and go to: https://aefis.engr.wisc.edu

Thank you.

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Classes Next Semester…

by Mike Gleicher on May 4, 2015

Kevin Ponto is teaching his Virtual Reality class this coming Fall. Info is here. It should be cross-listed as a CS class, but the campus curriculum committee is taking its time processing the paperwork.

I am teaching CS559, Computer Graphics, in the event that you’ve gotten used to having a Tuesday/Thursday 11am class with me. It’s kind of the opposite of this class: programming project oriented, math, something I have taught before…

If you’re interested in doing more Vis stuff, let me know. There’s no formal class planned, but there’s always opportunities for projects.

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Some thoughts on the first phase of the Design Challenge

May 4, 2015

I did not have a chance to read all of the Design Challenge 3 Critiques. But I did read many – and they were almost all really good. Here is some commentary on them, that might help for phase 2: People took a wide range of level of abstraction to consider. Some people critiqued the […]

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The Week in Vis 15: The last week! (May 4-8)

May 2, 2015

Wow, we’ve gotten to the end. One big thing this week will be course evals. I may also give an additional survey to get more feedback. I actually really care about this, since I do want to know people’s opinions so I can plan future Vis courses. The exact mechanics will still be worked out […]

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The last assignments…

April 28, 2015

We’re really getting to the end! Here are the last assignments… While not an assignment, we will do course evaluations on-line. Details coming soon. I really do care about your opinion, so please take the time to fill out an evaluation (even if just the few moments to fill in the numerical questions). I may […]

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The Week in Vis: Week 14 (or -2) (April 27-May 1)

April 24, 2015

Hard to believe we’re so close to the end. This week has the best punny title: D3 and 3D. They have nothing to do with each other, except they are transpositions of the names, and they are topics I wanted to talk about in class, but, of course, there isn’t enough time to do them […]

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Grading

April 19, 2015

I had promised to give people information on grading. We have a pretty good guess on how we will give final grades, so I tried to write it down. If you’re curious, it’s here. If you want to know where you stand, ask Alper (who has the spreadsheet). He can’t figure out your grade, but […]

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Design Challenge 3 Posted!

April 19, 2015

Design Challenge 3 has been posted here. I didn’t want to put the long posting into the news feed.

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