2019 Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences10:Science Visualization

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Humanities and social science courses
Haragi Makiko 
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Course description and aims

"This course focuses on Information design to convey the results obtained in the study, accurately clarity. Especially, visualization of numerical information.
Through the lesson, to foster the thinking and the output capacity for information design. By using the material of the arts, rather than correct in practice, and will convey the importance of the analysis and representation.

The aim of this class that acquire ability to practice knowledge provided through a lecture in the interchange scene with others. For example, oral presentations and poster presentations at the Society. In addition, ability to design information depending on a partner telling and opinion interchange in group work are applicable in the everyday communication, so it is expected to improve communication skills.

Student learning outcomes

"By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the importance of designing information.
2) Understand that a design changes by various conditions and practice it.
3) Integrate your research subject into a suitable time and area and explain it.
4) Express the design which thought about precisely.
5) Make the impression that felt words analytically and convey it.
6) Through discussion with others, can catch information from different angles."


Information design, Visualization, Information graphics, Cimmunication, Conference presentation, Art.

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

"Every class, perform group work about a picture work to develop the power of observation and expression. Afterwards, I lecture with basic knowledge and a point for the practice. Finaly, Using the knowledge that acquired through a class, work on practice, presentation and case study of the information design.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Class guidance - How to convey information, importance of the information design, and possibility of visualization. To be able to realize the importance of design information.
Class 2 The basics of information design - About how to convey. To be able to understand that how to convey changes by various conditions, and practice it.
Class 3 Elements of information design (1) - Color To be able to understand that an impression to give in the difference in color changes, and choose colors suitable for information.
Class 4 Elements of information design (2) - Shape To be able to understand that to change the impression that gives the form changes, and choose the form suitable for a purpose, and the readability and impressive changes in the difference of font, and choose the font suitable for information.
Class 5 Elements of information design (4) - Decoration, Practice of the visualization of the information (1) - Use of creation seat. To be able to explore how fascinated that matches the opponent and information, and make use by practice after understanding benefits and harmful effects of the decoration.  Make a plan of visualization and presentation of it. Added, To hold a peer review to discover new notice from others.
Class 6 Practice of the visualization of the information (2) - Use of creation seat. Make a plan of visualization and describe it briefly like a draft. To make a peer review to realize a difference between another students and yourself and discover new notice.
Class 7 Practice of the visualization of the information (3) - Create a work and presentation. To share the results of visualization, and understand that there is various output.
Class 8 "Practice of the visualization of the information (2) - Create a work and presentation." Let's try to rebuilding of the information under the cause of a given condition.


I appoint it as needed.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

"Reference book-
Edward R. Tufte. (2006). Beautiful Evidence. Graphics Pr. ISBN: 0961392177
Lecture materials-
Create a handout that summarizes the basic knowledge of every class information design and distribute it by a class."

Assessment criteria and methods

I evaluate every class remark and participation degree by the group work to perform(40%), and artifacts that were created using the acquired knowledge through teaching (60%).

Related courses

  • none

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Nothing special

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