Advanced Visualization Design, 6 credits (TNM101)

Avancerad visualiseringsdesign, 6 hp

Main field of study



Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Jonas Löwgren

Director of studies or equivalent

Camilla Forsell
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MDES Design, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 English Norrköping o/v

Main field of study


Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Design, Master's Programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Three years of completed university studies. Admission to master programme in Design. Knowledge in graphic design and information design.

Intended learning outcomes

The main objective is for students to develop proficiency with contemporary user-experience concepts and approaches in information visualization and information design. The aim is to reach a relational level of understanding, where students integrate aspects of user experience, communicative intentions and technical feasibility into

  • establishing the foundation for a design repertoire of advanced visualizations, and
  • developing craft skills in innovative concept design for advanced visualizations.

Course content

Topics include interactive visualization, data design, interactive infographics, visual storytelling, and big data visualization.

Teaching and working methods

The course is based on design tasks executed individually or in teams in a studio setting. The design tasks start from rather open briefs; they entail iterative processes of research, ideation, concept development, assessment, and problem framing. Each task is presented and assessed in a structured crit session.


PRA1Design AssignmentU, 3, 4, 54 credits
UPG1Critique AssignmentU, 3, 4, 51 credits
UPG2Hand-in AssignmentU, 3, 4, 51 credits

The final grade is computed from the assignment grades, weighted according to their hp sizes.


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Camilla Forsell


Jonas Löwgren

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 160 h

Course literature

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Böcker och artiklar genom kursledningens försorg.
PRA1 Design Assignment U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
UPG1 Critique Assignment U, 3, 4, 5 1 credits
UPG2 Hand-in Assignment U, 3, 4, 5 1 credits

The final grade is computed from the assignment grades, weighted according to their hp sizes.

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