Fall 2022 Schedule

Jia Zhang
2 min readApr 18, 2022

This is a preliminary outline of our Fall 2022 course, topics may change subject to availability of guests and our progress.

Week 1: September 9, 2022

Why Visualize?
Lecture: A Brief History of Data Visualization
In Class Demo: d3.js preview
Homework 1 Tutorial 1: set up dev environment and local server
Homework 2 Tutorial 2: set up Github
Assign Project 1 — Self Quantification

Week 2: September 16th 2022

Lecture: Data: Conceptual and Practical
In Class Demo: Intro to d3 simple shapes and 1 bar chart
In Class Demo: Data loading and other data types
Homework Tutorial 3: d3.js basics

Week 3: September 23rd, 2022

No Class

Week 4: September 30th, 2022

Zoom Class Session
Lecture: Charts and Visual encoding
Overview of basic web development

Homework 1 Tutorial 4: loading data from files
Homework 2 Tutorial 5: additional chart types

Week 5: October 7th, 2022

Lecture: Narratives and Storytelling for Visualization
In Class Demo: Interactivity
Project 1 Presentations
Final Project Preview
Homework Tutorial 6: interactivity

Week 6: October 14th, 2022

Lecture: Data Humanism, Data Art, Creative Coding
In Class: final project assignment and team building
Homework Tutorial 7: even more interactivity

Week 7: October 21, 2022

In Class: Final project discussion
Homework 1: Choose your own adventure in d3/final project
Homework 2: Storyboarding for your final project/making your pitch

Week 8: October 28th, 2022

Lecture: What we know about d3.js so far: a big d3 review
Homework: Final Project

Week 9: November 4th, 2022

Final project troubleshooting
Homework: Final Project

Week 10: November 11th, 2022

Final project troubleshooting
Homework: Final Project

Week 11: November 18, 2022

Final project troubleshooting
Homework: Final Project

No Class November 25th

Week 12: December 2, 2022

Final Class Session: Project Presentation with Guests

Week 13: December 9, 2022

No Class — Studio and Other Finals

Week 14: December 16, 2022

Homework: Project materials and all homework due on courseworks