186.833 Visualization 2
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 3.0h, 4.5EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand advanced theoretical concepts of visualization. Furthermore, students are able to implement programming tasks resulting from a scientific article.

Subject of course

The VU Visualization 2 consists of a lecture part and an exercise part.

The lecture part consists of a series of lectures which take place throughout the semester. Lectures take place Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. (c.t.). In the lectures advanced special topics are treated, such as visualization of text data or spatio-temporal data, immersive analytics, or visual analysis of non-destructive tests in material sciences. The lecturers of 2021 are: 

  • Manuela Waldner
  • Eduard Gröller
  • Laura Luidolt
  • Johanna Schmidt (VRVis) 
  • Christoph Heinzl (FH Wels) 

The exercise part consists of the implementation of a state-of-the-art visualization technique based on a scientific article. The exercise is ideally implemented in groups of two. Choose from a list of given scientific articles in TUWEL or propose your own paper. There are no requirements regarding programming languages. The lab is conducted by Laura Luidolt and Ahmed Othman. 

The grade for Visualization 2 will be based on the combination of the practical work and the theoretical knowledge. The exact score for the grading results as follows:

  • the 1st presentation of the article incl. implementation idea (5 points)
  • the summary of the article incl. implementation idea (5 points)
  • the implementation and documentation (40 points)
    • implementation of method presented in the paper (15 points)
    • functionality (15 points)
    • usability (5 points)
    • documentation (5 points)
  • the 2nd presentation of the program (10 points)
  • the oral lecture exam (40 points)

For a positive grade, both lecture and exercise must be completed positively!

The schedule, zoom links, recordings, lecture notes, exercise notes and handouts, and exercise forums are located in TUWEL.

See also: Vis2 Hall of Fame

Teaching methods

Lectures with slides on advanced areas of visualization. Discussion groups. Programming exercises.

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS breakdown: 4,5 ECTS = 112,5 hours

25 hours - presentation and documentation of article and implementation idea
50 hours - implementation of practical example

37,5 hours - lecture attendance and preparation for oral exam




Course dates

Wed09:15 - 10:4503.03.2021 Zoom Link in TUWEL (LIVE)Introduction (Lecture and Lab)

Examination modalities

  • Lecture exam on the theoretical concepts.
  • Submission talk regarding the programming task.
  • Presentation of the program. 

All via Zoom (audio and video connection required). 

Course registration

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10.02.2021 00:00 17.03.2021 23:59 27.03.2021 23:59



No lecture notes are available.