Seascape and volcano, an image from the final project of Francis Lam. (Image courtesy of Francis Lam.)
This course features the complete set of assignments
from the semester, and a comprehensive set of readings
and Web resources from the class.
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.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.