Inf Sci 3933 Description
Representation, Visualization and Design
Spring 1997 (97-2)
Instructor: Dr. Stephen Hirtle
Office: 735 IS Building
Office Phone: 624-9434
Seminar Meets:Thursdays, 12:00-2:00pm, SLIS 502
Class Notes and Links
You are welcome to participate in one of two ways, either informally or for
credit. Those taking it for credit will be required to make a presentation
during the term and write a short summary paper on the topic of your
choosing at the end of the term. Those attending informally may or may not
present, depending on your level of interest.
The seminar will examine the representation, visualization and design of
information spaces. For the first 5 weeks, or so, we will be reading
Alan M. MacEachren.
How Maps Work.
The book is on reserve in the IS Library or available for purchase at
the Pitt Book Center.
You will be also asked during the first week to submit a list of
5 relevant articles, from which we will select the readings for the
remainder of the semester.
Some of the issues that we might discuss include:
Navigating the WWW
Designing visual spaces for improved use
Structure of cognitive maps