This course teaches students the essential and practical skills in data visualization, including computer graphics, visual data representation, physical and human vision models, the numerical representation of knowledge and concepts, animation techniques, pattern analysis, and computational methods. Various software tools will be studied and used to produce real outcomes for a real industry stakeholder that needs help synthesizing, visualizing, and understanding key data sets.
Engagement Format: Live Case
Think "Hackathon" or Case Competition with a whole class of students! This learning format allows educators to deliver experiential learning to students at scale. Students are often split into groups to work on a live case (or a series of cases) from a real host company that directly relates to key learning objectives.
Timeline & Next Steps
December 1, 2021
Collaboration request published. Industry Partners may express interest in participating.
December 17, 2021
Educators will begin interviewing interested Industry Partners to discuss project ideas.
January 7, 2022
Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.
January 14, 2022
Educators and Industry Partners finalize project charters, legal documents, and background materials.
February 1, 2022
OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.
April 26, 2022
OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.
Project templates by topic that might inspire you…
Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization
Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes
Social Media Optimization
User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing
Process Design Review
Inter-Departmental Efficiency Assessment
Academic Program Details
|School||University of South Carolina – Upstate|
|Course||Masters Data Visualization & Analysis (Spring 2022)|
|Graduate / Undergraduate|
|Student Time Commitment||4-7 Hours|
|Class Meeting Day & Time*||Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:30 PM ET|
*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized
Accounting & Legal, Aerospace & Defense, Agriculture & Forestry, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Business Services, Construction, Repair & Maintenance, Consumer Services, Education, Finance, Government, Health Care, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Media, Mining & Metals, Non-Profit, Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate, Restaurants, Bars & Food Services, Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation & Logistics, Travel & Tourism
|Requested Company Size|
|Duration||12 Weeks (02/01/2022 - 04/26/2022)|
|Company Time Commitment||1 Hour per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources|