Time: Wednesday, 4th period (13.00 - 14.30)
Location: APB/E023
Quantity: 2L/2E/0P semester hours
Language: English

This course is jointly provided with the CGV group:


  • Additional post-exam review: We scheduled an additional slot for post-exam reviews for April 9, 13.00 to 13.30 in room APB/2041. If you would like to participate, please send a mail to Wolfgang Büschel and Tom Horak until Friday, April 5, 12.00.


This lecture covers the basics and practices of scientific visualization of measurement and experimental data, as well as simulation results. It teaches the basics of visual perception and their influence on the design of visualizations. Students will learn to confidently specify data by dimension, feature types, and structure and select appropriate visual attributes for a given specification. They learn the most important visualization forms for 2-, 3- and multidimensional observation spaces, as well as for scalar, vectorial, tensor-valued and multidimensional features. They will be able to select suitable techniques for the respective visualization task.

The course work will make students familiar with basic presentation- and interaction techniques and teaches them to thoroughly implement them in an interactive visual analysis system. It introduces important visualization frameworks and allows students to gather practical experience with them.

Visualization Gallery

A collection of previous student projects can be found in a gallery.


(topics and schedule are tentative and subject to change)
Week Date Location Lecture Slot (13:00) Course Work Slot (14:50)
41 10.10. APB/E023 L: Motivation & Introduction no course work
42 17.10. APB/E023 L: Perception L: Visual Variables (Updated version, Oct 17)
43 24.10. APB/E023 CW: Introduction & Toolkits CW: Intro Assignment 1
44 31.10. no lecture / course work (Reformation Day)
45 07.11. APB/E023 L: Attribute Visualization/Multivariate Data Vis. CW: Presentation Assignment 1, Intro Assignment 2
46 14.11. APB/E023 L: Attribute Visualization/Multivariate Data Vis. CW: Optional consultations (appointment via email)
47 21.11. no lecture / course work (Day of Repentance)
48 28.11. APB/E023 L: Visualizing Relations (Updated version, Nov 28) CW: Presentation Assignment 2, Intro Assignment 3
49 05.12. APB/E023 L: Time Visualization CW: Optional consultations (appointment via email)
50 12.12. APB/E023 L: Presentation and Interaction L: Introduction to Scientific Visualization (Updated version, Dec 19)
51 19.12. APB/E023 L: Data Preparation (Updated version, Jan 14) CW: Presentation Assignment 3, Intro Assignment 4
52 26.12. no lecture / course work (Christmas break)
1 02.01. no lecture / course work (Christmas break)
2 09.01. APB/E023 L: Volume Visualization I (Updated version, Jan 16) CW: Optional consultations (appointment via email)
3 16.01. APB/E023 L: Volume Visualization II (Updated version, Jan 16) CW: Presentation Assignment 4, Intro Assignment 5
4 23.01. APB/E023 L: Flow Visualization (Updated version, Jan 30) CW: Optional consultations (appointment via email)
5 30.01. APB/E023 L: Summary & Outlook CW: Presentation Assignment 5
6 05.02. (Tue) APB/2041 Open Consultation with Prof. Gumhold and Prof. Dachselt Catalog of questions for exam preparation (Updated version, Feb 04)