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Visual Analytics (602AA)


  • Monday, 16:15 - 18:00, Microsoft Teams
  • Friday, 16:15 - 18:00, Microsoft Teams


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  • The new edition is starting on Monday 15th February 2021 at 16:15 on Microsoft Teams channel


Students will be admitted to the exam after the registration on the website The exam consists of a discussion of the project. It is mandatory to submit a short report (6-10 pages) within the deadline by mail to the instructor, specifying the tag “[VA]” in the subject.

Planned dates:

  • TBA

Project assignment

  • A project should have the following requirements:
    • The application should contain several visual widgets, each providing insights on a selection of dimensions of the original data
    • It is possible to use state-of-the-art charts (bar charts, line charts, etc.) and libraries (, nvd3, etc). It is a plus to implement a novel, original visualization to present the data in a creative, non-trivial way. (see examples on Vast Challenge 2008 developed in class). You can refer to visualization techniques already present in the literature, by adapting or implementing part of the solution.
    • Interactivity should be implemented, providing toolbars, selections, and filters for the data.
    • The visual widget should interact among them, realizing a set of linked displays to browse the data across multiple dimensions
    • The project should be submitted as a Git repository
    • The project report should be submitted 4 days before the discussion and should discuss at least the following points:
      • Description of data and presentation of the pattern or model to communicate
      • design choices: colors, interactions, shapes, transformations)
      • state-of-art: similar tools or interfaces for the same problem
      • Detailed description of the visualization with a description of the interaction
      • use case example for an analytical task

The student may choose one of the following project proposals. She/he can also propose an additional topic. In this case, a project proposal should be submitted for approval, containing a description of the data, a sketch of the possible visualization, and the motivation for the project.

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Class Calendar

All exercises and code discussed during each lesson are available as a Git repository at:

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Day Aula Topic Learning material
01 2021/02/15 16:15-18:00 MsTeams Intro: Visual Analytics Process; Slides ; VisMaster Book (Chapter 2)
02 2021/02/19 16:15-18:00 MsTeams Node.js, NPM, Vue.js, GIT Slides
03 2021/02/22 16:15-18:00 MsTeams Vision, Perception and effective visualization Slides
04 2021/02/26 16:00-18:00 MsTeams Introduction to HTML, CSS, Javascript Slides

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All source code of exercises are available at the URL:

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magistraleinformaticaeconomia/va/start.txt · Ultima modifica: 26/02/2021 alle 14:10 (2 giorni fa) da Salvatore Rinzivillo