Time: Friday, 3.DS (11:10 to 12:40)
Location: Virtual via BBB & OPAL, APB/E023
Quantity: 2V/2Ü/0P SWS
Language: English
The exam in the subject “Interactive Information Visualization” will take place as an written exam (in presence) on
10. August 2021, 7:30-10:50 in ABS/0026/U – Teplitzer Straße 17.

The room is the sports hall on Teplitzer Straße 17, which is located between August-Bebel-Straße and Teplitzer Straße.

  • 2 DS are blocked, since the hygiene concept requires more time for preparation and the procedure itself.
  • Admission starts at 7:30am, as check-in/record of contacts must be done on site.
  • Introduction to the exam starts after the check-in


Extract from hygiene concept:

Access to campus: Individuals with COVID-19-like symptoms must not enter the campus. The same applies to individuals who are demonstrably infected with SARS-CoV-2, have had personal contact with a person who had tested positive for SARS- CoV-2 within the past 14 days or have been in a risk area within the past 14 days.

Wearing medical/FFP2 mask: A medical face mask or a FFP2/KN95 mask must be worn in buildings and rooms. During the examination while sitting at one’s place as well as when speaking is necessary, the mask may be taken off.

Record of contacts: According to the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance, TU Dresden is obliged to record the contacts of those who participate in on-site teaching (applies to examiners/supervisors and those who are to be examined). The Coronavirus warning app of the RKI is used for this purpose (https://www.coronawarn.app/). Before entering the facilities, you must scan the posted QR code.
Alternatively, you can submit a completed contact form to the person responsible for the examination/supervisor.
The app is to be preferred over the form, as it is faster and easier to use for verification, thus preventing crowding at the entrance.

Disinfect hands: After entering the buildings and before entering the examination rooms, all individuals must immediately wash or disinfect their hands in the sanitary facilities.

Avoid crowds: Crowds of people, for example in waiting areas, at entrances or exits, or in front of sanitary facilities, should be avoided.

Please register for the exam according to your study program.
Further information are provided via OPAL. In case of questions or problems please contact us.

Goals of the Lecture

  • Deeper knowledge and understanding of interactive information visualizations in various usage scenarios
  • Ability to select and redevelop appropriate visualization and interaction techniques based on tasks, users, and environments
  • Systematic analysis and evaluation of existing information visualization solutions
  • Advanced knowledge in the field of scientific work

Collage Interaktive Informationsvisualisierung

Topics of the Lecture

  • Spectrum of advanced interactive information visualization for multivariate data as well as structural and hierarchical data
  • Advanced techniques for managing large amounts of information: Zoomable user interfaces, multiple views, focus+context techniques
  • Comprehensive overview of modern information visualization environments and suitable interaction techniques within these environments
  • Basic understanding on other further research-related topics for interactive information visualizations

Schedule / Lecture Plan

Topics and schedule are tentative and subject to change!
Live events will take place via Big Blue Button (BBB) during the official time slots (Lecture: Friday, 11:10; Course Work: Friday, 13:00)

(topics and schedule are tentative and subject to change)
Date Lecture Topic Course Work
Date Lecture Topic Course Work
Fr. 16.04. Live at 11:10 Welcome & Organizational Information


Fr. 23.04. Advanced Vis Techniques (1/4):
Multivariate Data Visualizations
Live at 13:00 Introduction & Topics
Fr. 30.04. Live at 11:10 Q&A session

Advanced Vis Techniques (2/4):
Network Visualizations & The Role of Layout (Pt. 1)

Live at 13:00 Sketching Workshop
Fr. 07.05. Advanced Vis Techniques (3/4):
Network Visualizations & The Role of Layout (Pt. 2)
On-demand Consultation
Fr. 14.05. Advanced Vis Techniques (4/4):
Multiple Coordinated Views
Fr. 21.05. Live at 11:10 Q&A session

Advanced Interactions (1/4):
Zoomable Information Spaces

Live at 13:00 Mandatory Pulse Check
Fr. 28.05. Pentecost (Pfingsten)
Fr. 04.06. Advanced Interactions (2/4):
Live at 13:00 Concept Presentations
Fr. 11.06. Live at 11:10 Q&A session

Advanced Interactions (3/4):
Magic Lenses

On-demand Consultation
Fr. 18.06. Advanced Interactions (4/4):
Interaction Modalities
On-demand Consultation
Fr. 25.06. Modern Vis Environments (1/4):
Mobile Visualization
Live at 13:00 Mandatory Pulse Check
Fr. 02.07. Live at 11:10 Q&A session

Modern Vis Environments (2/4):
Large Displays & Multi-Display Environments

On-demand Consultation
Fr. 09.07. Modern Vis Environments (3/4):
3D Vis & Immersive Vis
On-demand Consultation
Fr. 16.07. Modern Vis Environments (4/4):
Data Physicalization
On-demand Consultation
Fr. 23.07. Live at 11:10 Q&A session

Personal Visualization

Live at 13:00 Final Presentations