Envisioning Information: Mapping Complexity (MOD2139.03)

Susan Sgorbati

This Module explores how complex systems can be mapped visually. Often, non-linear structures are difficult to see and understand. They happen at different levels and at different scales. These classes will be devoted to learning the skills of visual mapping. Certain websites will be investigated, such as bubbl.org, visualcomplexity.com and informationisbeautiful.org. Books by Manuel Lima and Edward Tufte will be read and analyzed. Visual mapping will be practiced, focusing on specific problems that include complex balancing and reinforcing feedback loops.

This will be the third module, starting on Tuesday, October 21 and ending on Friday, November 7.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 1
T 4:10pm - 6:00pm; F 4:10pm - 6:00pm (October 21 - November 7)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, CAPA, Modules: Transferable Approaches, One Credit, Three Week, 2000, Susan Sgorbati.