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An old English adage says "a picture is worth a 1,000 words", meaning that complex ideas are often easier to convey visually. This lecture is about the craft of creating informative images from data. Starting from the basics of the human visual perception, we will learn how visualizations are designed for explorative, communicative or confirmative purposes. We will see how data can be classified, allowing us to develop algorithms that apply to a wide range of application domains. The lecture covers the following topics: - human visual perception - the visualization pipeline - visualization of scientific data - visualization of abstract data - interaction concepts - visual analytics - visualization tools - best practices

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Keywords: Visualization

Expected participants: 50