Facts about the course

Study points:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leaders:
  • Patcharee Thongtra
  • Berit Irene Helgheim
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

IDA730 Visual Analytics in Operations Management (Spring 2019)

About the course

Visual analytics is the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces. The course is based on techniques for data handling and dynamic graphical representations. Visual analytics tools and techniques synthesize information and derive insight from massive, dynamic, ambiguous, and often conflicting data to provide assessments; and communicate effectively for actions. The overall goal is to detect the expected and discover the unexpected. Visual analytics is a multidisciplinary field that includes both visual and analytical components. Visual representations and interaction techniques take advantage of human mind to allow users to see, explore, and understand large amounts of information at once. Analytical reasoning techniques enable users to obtain deep insights that directly support assessment, planning, and decision-making.

The course is connected to the following study programs

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

To be announced (TBA)

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