GE2331 - Data Visualization for Effective Communication

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 3: Science and Technology
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2017/18

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

A great picture is worth a thousand words, and a powerful presentation can reach farther than hundreds of big thick reports! Figures and graphs are powerful vehicles for communicating and dispersing information, and an effective presentation can make a great idea contagious. Mastering the visualization and presentation of information is essential for succeeding in business, public administration, science, and engineering alike. This course aims at identifying the elements of great figures and effective presentations using real life examples from various organizations and studies and in different subjects or fields. A strong emphasis is placed on data interpretation and analysis, fundamental understanding of the phenomenon or issue at hand, clarity and conciseness, imagination and creativity. Through lectures, critiques, group discussions, pamphlet design, and peer-presentations, students will explore the art and science of data visualization and presentation while gaining confidence in expressing themselves in a professional manner.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
To pass a course, a student must obtain minimum marks of 30% in both coursework and examination components, and an overall mark of at least 40%.
Detailed Course Information


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