3D Data Visualization for Science Communication

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  • Course Orientation
    • You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment.
  • Week 1: Introduction
    • Week 1 is an introduction to the field of data visualization, as well as related fields like computational science and computer graphics. You will learn about different types of data visualization, and visualization best practices.
  • Week 2: Data
    • Week 2 is all about data - how are spatial data represented in a computer? How is it formatted? Where can you find it, and how do you work with it?
  • Week 3: Meaningful Communication
    • Week 3 is all about the human side of things. How do people learn? How do we perceive visual information? What makes certain methods of communication and education more effective? How do you find a story in a dataset, and how do you tell that story clearly and concisely?
  • Week 4: Cinematic Presentation
    • Week 4 is about presenting your visualization in an engaging way to broad audiences with techniques like camera design, lighting, compositing, digital cosmetics, and other tricks from Hollywood. You’ll also learn how to package your visualization with sound, titles, and credits, and you’ll learn how to distribute it to various types of audiences.
  • Conclusion
    • Congratulations on reaching the end of the course!