Time: Friday, 3.DS (11:10 to 12:40)
Location: APB E023
Quantity: 2V/2Ü/0P SWS
Language: English


  • Jun 15, 2023: Exam – The written exam will take place on July 19, 2023. Further information can be found in the OPAL course.
  • Mar 15, 2023: 1st Event – The first lecture will take place on April 14, 2023.
  • Mar 15, 2023: Format – This class is organized in an on-campus/in-presence format. All events will take place in room APB E023.

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

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
Examples of interactive visualization environments:
[top-left] touch interactions for magic lenses (MultiLens); [top-center] spatial interaction with tablet computers (Mobile3DVis); [top-right] combining smartwatches and large displays (David Meets Goliath);
[bottom-left] collaborative work using large displays (MCV DisplayWall); [bottom-center] personal augmented reality on large interactive displays (PARVIS); [bottom-right] mobile devices and augmented reality (MARVIS);


Please enroll via your respective enrollment system:

  • CMS (Master): via Selma
  • (Media) Computer Science (Bachelor): via jExam
  • Computer Science (Diplom, Master): via jExam
  • IST (Diplom): via jExam
  • Media Computer Science (Master): via Selma
  • HPSTS: via Selma
  • Erasmus: via email to course work instructors


The class will be managed via OPAL (incl. lecture slides, course work assignments, materials, etc.). As soon as the enrolment is finished, you will be invited to the OPAL course.

Questions & Contact

You are welcome to ask questions about the content or the organization of the class at the end of a lecture session.
Alternatively, you can use the forum in the OPAL course, or contact the responsible course work instructors Katja Krug and Ricardo Langner via email.

Schedule / Lecture Plan

(topics and schedule are tentative and subject to change)
Week Date Location L Lecture Slot (11:10) CW Course Work Slot (13:00)
Week Date Location L Lecture Slot (11:10) CW Course Work Slot (13:00)
CW 14 Fr. 07.04.  Good Friday (Karfreitag)
CW 15 Fr. 14.04. APB/E023 L Introduction: Welcome and Organizational Information CW Introduction to the Course Work
CW 16 Fr. 21.04. APB/E023 L Advanced Vis Techniques (1/3): Multivariate Data Visualizations L Advanced Vis Techniques (2/3): Network Visualizations & The Role of Layout
CW 17 Fr. 28.04. – no lecture – – no course work-
CW 18 Fr. 05.05. APB/E023 L Advanced Vis Techniques (3/3): Multiple Coordinated Views CW Course Work
CW 19 Fr. 12.05. APB/E023 L Advanced Interactions (1/4): Zoomable Information Spaces
CW 20 Fr. 19.05. APB/E023 L Advanced Interactions (2/4): Focus+Context
CW 21 Fr. 26.05. APB/E023 L Advanced Interactions (3/4): Magic Lenses CW Course Work
CW 22 Fr. 02.06  Pentecost (Pfingsten)
CW 23 Fr. 09.06. APB/E023 L Advanced Interactions (3/4): Magic Lenses (Continued)
CW 24 Fr. 16.06. APB/E023 L Advanced Interactions (4/4): Interaction Modalities L Modern Vis Environments (1/4): Mobile Visualization
CW 25 Fr. 23.06.  Lecture in APB/E023;
CW in M13/DÜLF/U
L Modern Vis Environments (2/4): Large Displays & Multi-Display Environments CW Course Work (Start: 13:15)
CW 26 Fr. 30.06. APB/E023 L Modern Vis Environments (3/4): 3D Vis & Immersive Vis
CW 27 Fr. 07.07. APB/E023 L Modern Vis Environments (4/4): Data Physicalization
CW 28 Fr. 14.07. APB/E023 L Personal Visualization CW (optional) Overall InfoVis Q&A Session
Note: Prepare your questions beforehand in this Opal forum thread