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

This course is jointly provided with the CGV group:


  • A new link for the hybrid lecture is available on the OPAL lecture page.
  • The course will start with a live lecture on Oct 13, 2021 at 13:00 in the APB-E023! The lecture will be streamed for remote participation. The link will be provided within the OPAL course.
  • The enrollment will start on Oct 1, 2021. All students need to enroll via the OPAL course. CMS students have to additionally enroll via SELMA.


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 familiarize students 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.


  • This term, the course will be held virtually.
  • Lectures and exercise introductions will be provided as videos and live streams.
  • The course will be managed via OPAL.



Online: Upload on OPAL
Remote: Conference-Link on OPAL
Hybrid: Lecture (APB-E023, 70 max) + Remote (Conference-Link on OPAL, 120 max) + Upload of Capture

Course Work

We will publish the individual assignments on OPAL on the days given in the schedule together with accompanying explanation videos. The empty dates can be used to work on the assignments.


(topics and schedule are tentative and subject to change!)
Date Mode Lecture Course Work (Online)
13.10. hybrid Introduction
20.10. online Perception
27.10 hybrid Visual Variables Start Assignment 1
03.11. online Multivariate Data Visualization 1
10.11. remote Open Consultation with Prof. Gumhold Submission Assignment 1 (Nov 09),
Start Assignment 2
online Multivariate Data Visualization 2
17.11. online Visualizing Relations
24.11. online Presentation & Interaction Submission Assignment 2 (Nov 23),
Start Assignment 3
01.12 online Time Visualization
08.12. online Introduction to Scientific Visualization Open Consultation with Prof. Dachselt
15.12. online Data Preparation Submission Assignment 3 (Dec 14),
Start Assignment 4
Christmas & New Year
05.01. online Volume Visualization Part 1 + Q&A
12.01. online Volume Visualization Part 2 + Q&A Submission Assignment 4 (Jan 11),
Start Assignment 5
19.01. online Flow Visualization Part 1 + Q&A
26.01. online Flow Visualization Part 2 + Q&A
02.02. remote Open Consultation with Prof. Gumhold Submission Assignment 5 (Feb 01)