Advanced Diagramming

This course explores and applies dynamic and interactive qualities to content to create understandable, effective visualizations.

We will review current theories and examine real-world examples of data narratives, data visualization and time-based visualizations, analyzing motion, narration, transitions, and other visual properties that can enhance comprehension. As this field is evolving and new tools emerging, the course will also look to define additional principles and hypothesis about good design practices.

Learning Objectives
We are in the midst of a visual revolution: cheaper tools, abundant data, easily available templates, and increasing computing power allow anyone to create visualizations and make stories from them. In spite of our intent, the resulting output is often just as complex as the content itself. This course will help students:

  • Be versed in the different types of dynamic/interactive presentations
  • Understand strengths and benefits of dynamic presentations
  • Be able to strategize how best to apply dynamic/interactive properties to complex information

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to apply dynamic/interactive properties to presentations
  • Ability to critique existing visualizations in a constructive manner
Common
Managing Interdisciplinary Teams Design Connoisseurship Engaging Stakeholders in Innovation Special Topics Faculty Research Design Process and Knowledge Making the User Centered Case
Communication
Modeling Complexity Theories of Communication Fundamentals of Visual Communication Advanced Diagramming Metaphor and Analogy in Design Diagram Development Communication Strategies Communication Design Workshop
Interaction
Extensions of Media and Technology Interactive Space Interaction Design for Embedded Systems Interaction Design for Immersive Systems Prototyping Interactions Persuasive Interaction Design History of Interaction Design Interaction Design Methods Digital Development Workshop Interaction Design Workshop
Planning + Strategy
Designing Futures Adaptive Leadership Strategies for Open Innovation Organizational Models for Innovation Social and Economic Context of Design New Venture Design Innovation Methods Planning Implementation Business Models and Value Webs Business Frameworks and Strategy Design Planning Workshop Introduction to Portfolio Planning
Product
Design Development & Implementation Product Architecture and Platforms Form and Materials New Product Definition Product Design Workshop
Systems
Systems and Systems Theory in Design Networked Objects Networked Cities Human System Integration Systems Modeling and Prototyping Platform-based Design Strategy Systems Approach to Design Information Structuring and Management Structured Planning Workshop Service Systems Workshop
User Research
Stimulus in Design Research Behavioral Economics Online Research Methods Principles and Methods of User Research Coding and Analysis Co-Design and Participatory Research Methods Survey Methods Cultural Probes Experience Modeling Interview Methods Research Photography Research Planning & Execution