Fall 2017: INFO 3401 Information Exploration

Syllabus

Uses DataCamp for self-study
Information empowers people to build deeper understandings of the world and make more informed decisions. However, the increasing volume and variety of available information makes it hard for people to make sense of that data. This course will allow you to build the skills necessary to work with stakeholders to explore and build novel insights through data. You will gain hands-on experience with different tools and techniques for exploring information, including statistical methods, qualitative analyses, and visual analytics. You will learn how to generate and synthesize new findings from data, combine information from multiple sources, and identify questions and findings that are directly relevant to people.


Spring 2017: INFO 4602/5602 Information Visualization

Syllabus
Data is everywhere. Charts, graphs, and other types of information visualizations help people to make sense of this data. This course explores the design, development, and evaluation of these information visualizations. By combining aspects of design, computer graphics, HCI, and data science, you will gain hands-on experience with creating visualizations, using exploratory tools, and architecting data narratives. Topics include interactive systems, user-centered and graphic design, graphical perception and cognition, data storytelling, and insight building. Throughout this course, you will work directly with stakeholders to analyze data from a variety of domains and applications. Counts for credit in both INFO and CSCI.


Fall 2016: INFO 1201 Computational Reasoning I

Syllabus
Introduces principles of computational thinking through the manipulation, transformation and creation of media artifacts, such as images, sound and web pages. Students will be exposed to a high-level overview of algorithms, functions, data structures, recursion and object-oriented computer programming through a series of assignments that emphasize the use of computation as a means of creative expression.


Human-Computer Interaction Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Introduction to Computer Programming Laboratory Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Math and English Instructional Assistant, Kumon of Redmond