MAS.965 Social Visualization

Fall 2004

Seascape and volcano.
Seascape and volcano, an image from the final project of Francis Lam. (Image courtesy of Francis Lam.)

Course Highlights

This course features the complete set of assignments from the semester, and a comprehensive set of readings and Web resources from the class.

Course Description

Millions of people are on-line today and the number is rapidly growing - yet this virtual crowd is often invisible. In this course we will examine ways of visualizing people, their activities and their interactions. Students will study the cognitive and cultural basis for social visualization through readings drawn from sociology, psychology and interface design and they will explore new ways of depicting virtual crowds and mapping electronic spaces through a series of design exercises.

Technical Requirements

Flash™ Player software is required to run the Flash™ media found on this course site.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Judith Donath

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session