193.062 Design and Evaluation of Visulisations
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, UE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to design visualizations that conform to common design guidelines. They know and are able to apply selected evaluations methods.  They are also able to conduct simple evaluations of information visualisations. They are able to apply theoretical ideas from relevant areas to the design and evaluation of visualizations. They are able to understand and present scientific texts.

Subject of course

The lecture will give an introduction into human perception and the design of usable visualisations. This lecture is based on the lecture Psychological Foundations of Visualization and is focused on the evaluation of visualisations. Practical aspects of evaluation processes will be discussed and exercises will be conducted. Students will search for literature and present this literature in written and oral form. 

Teaching methods

Reading of scientific literature, presentation of scientific papers, critical discussion, exercises in evaluations, writing of brief summaries of scientific papers, writing of reports about evaluations

The lecture will be held online.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Students from the waiting list cannot participate in the lecture.

ECTS Breakdown: 3 ECTS=75 hours

16 hours Lectures

10 hours Lectures + Presentations

10 hours Literature Research

7 hours Summary Literature Research

7 hours Presentation Preparation

19 hours Thinking Aloud Study

6 hours SummaryThinking Aloud Study



Course dates

Tue09:00 - 11:0012.10.2021 Online (LIVE)Kick Off
Tue09:00 - 11:0019.10.2021 - 25.01.2022 Online (LIVE)weekly lecture
Fri10:00 - 11:0022.10.2021 Online (LIVE)Additional lecture (replacement for October 19th)
Design and Evaluation of Visulisations - Single appointments
Tue12.10.202109:00 - 11:00 OnlineKick Off
Tue19.10.202109:00 - 11:00 Onlineweekly lecture
Fri22.10.202110:00 - 11:00 OnlineAdditional lecture (replacement for October 19th)
Tue09.11.202109:00 - 11:00 Onlineweekly lecture
Tue16.11.202109:00 - 11:00 Onlineweekly lecture
Tue23.11.202109:00 - 11:00 Onlineweekly lecture
Tue30.11.202109:00 - 11:00 Onlineweekly lecture
Tue07.12.202109:00 - 11:00 Onlineweekly lecture
Tue14.12.202109:00 - 11:00 Onlineweekly lecture
Tue11.01.202209:00 - 11:00 Onlineweekly lecture
Tue18.01.202209:00 - 11:00 Onlineweekly lecture
Tue25.01.202209:00 - 11:00 Onlineweekly lecture

Examination modalities

Assignment - summary of scientific paper, report evaluation study

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
19.09.2021 10:00 17.10.2021 12:00 04.11.2021 12:00



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Knowledge from the lecture "Cognitive Foundations of Visualizations".