MAS.965 Social Visualization

As taught in: Fall 2004

A graphic with four horizontal bands.

Seascape and volcano, an image from the final project of Francis Lam. (Image courtesy of Francis Lam.)




Prof. Judith Donath

Course Features

Course Description

Millions of people are on-line today and the number is rapidly growing - yet this virtual crowd is often invisible. In this course we will examine ways of visualizing people, their activities and their interactions. Students will study the cognitive and cultural basis for social visualization through readings drawn from sociology, psychology and interface design and they will explore new ways of depicting virtual crowds and mapping electronic spaces through a series of design exercises.

Technical Requirements

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*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.