norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description IMT1051 - Information Graphics (2005/2006)

ECTS Credits10
LanguageNorwegian alternatively english

The course will give the students knowledge of the history of information graphics, characteristics of information graphics in a cognitive perspective, as well as the potential of information graphics as an alternative to text-based or image-based modes of graphic representation. The course will also give the students knowledge of a wide range of genres of information graphics and their advantages and limitations as well as potential for demagogic misuse.


- Tabular and schematic representation of quantitative information
- History of information graphics
- Diagrams and graphs (bar, line, area, pie, Isotype, scatter, histogram, etc)
- Flowcharts
- Navigational diagrams
- How to lie with statistics
- Cartography, topographical maps, thematic maps, geographical information systems
- Schematic illustrations
- Tables
- Developing user friendly forms

Study MethodsLectures
Writing of essay(s) and/or practical visualisation project(s). Formative-iterative assessment.
AssessmentSummative assessment of essay(s) and/or practical project(s) (with a final grade) after the end of the semester.
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsNone