Curricula Guides

Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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ÅA_3906 Visuality and visualization of information 5 ECTS
Person in charge
Lars Berggren/Fred Andersson
Preceding studies
Passing the course Image Perception and Cognition (130000.0)

Learning outcomes

The course aims at an historical and interdisciplinary understanding of the emerging field of data visualization, especially as regards medicine and the natural sciences. In the course it is demonstrated how data is transmitted with the aid of different techniques and devices of visualization. It is also shown how certain findings of modern psychology and vision science can be practically applied in order to improve the efficiency and accessibility of visualization. Concepts and notions such as visuality, information, cognition, object recognition and text/image interaction are defined and discussed. The course also includes a basic historical orientation in the history of the scientific image in the West from the Middle ages and onwards.

Contents

The student will aquire knowledge of how certain findings of modern psychology and vision science can be practically applied in order to improve the efficiency and accessibility of information visualization. The examination is connected to activities in which students from various disciplines can test their ability to visualize data with which they are familiar. In addition, the student also aquires background knowledge of the historical development of techniques for visualization in the West.
After the course the participants will have acquired skills and cognitive tools that improve their ability to visualize data within their specific disciplines

Teaching methods

Lectures, workshop exercises, learning portfolio

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Institute of Biomedicine
Institute of Biomedicine
2018–2019
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Institute of Biomedicine
DP in Biomedicine
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Drug Discovery and Development
MDP in Biomedical Imaging
Biomedical Imaging