CIS8701 Big Data Visualisation
|Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Short Description:||Big Data Visualisation|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Management and Enterprise|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||020300 - Information Systems|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Sophie Cockcroft
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
The rate of change and direction of Information Technology (IT) represents both challenges and opportunities for business managers. In recent years, thousands of terabytes of data are created on a daily basis. As future managers, we need to understand how these data are ‘seen’ in various forms so that decision making is facilitated in organisations. Using computing power and graphic tools, now it is possible to convert these big data into a form of visuals for easy and quick comprehension. It is imperative that practitioners, decision makers and managers learn the skills to visualise big data, analyse trends, and comprehend best practice approaches so that big data can be presented in a range of forms that best support decision-making in a range of organisations.
This course provides students with best practice principles in big data visualisation design and skills for the development of visuals that synthesise big data in ways that inform decision making for a range of organisations. The course provides both foundation and advanced aspects of visualisation design and strategies as well as techniques for creating user oriented visualisation designs using a range of tools.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- demonstrate academic and professional knowledge of recent developments in big data visualisation design principles
- evaluate relationships between big data and visualisation design concepts
- explore and apply big data conversion into visual forms for decision-making purposes
- critique innovative visualisation approaches to provide solutions to real-world problems
- identify potential opportunities for creative and sustainable use of big data visualisation to achieve corporate objectives
- use big data visualisation to communicate information to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
|1.||Investigation of visualisation design||25.00|
|2.||Big data visualisation approaches||25.00|
|3.||Big data visualisation issues||20.00|
|4.||Implementations of big data visualisation using tools||20.00|
|5.||Impact of big data visualisation on business decision-making.||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=01&subject1=CIS8701)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|TEXT ANALYSIS & VISUALISATION||100||20||12 Mar 2019|
|OPEN DATA VISUALISATION||100||30||02 Apr 2019|
|DATA VIS & BUS DECISION-MAKING||100||50||14 May 2019|
Important assessment information
Online: If you are an international student in Australia, you are advised to attend all classes at your campus. For all other students, there are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
On-campus: It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must submit a completed project which demonstrates a satisfactory level of achievement in all essential objectives.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students will be advised regarding the referencing style to be used to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The referencing styles used are defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.