TNM093 — Practical Data Visualization and Virtual Reality, 2013


The course introduces theories and practical examples within the lectures. In laboratory exercises the students will try out the practical use of various tools and thus acquire skills necessary for using software packages for visualization. Furthermore, VR principles will be applied to correct the graphical view.

Course contents:


Jimmy Johansson

Karljohan Palmerius

Timo Ropinski



Laboratory Exercises

The labs should be carried out in pairs.

The laboratory exercises in this course are to be conducted in an environment that might not be familiar to many of you. It is based on open source software. The purpose of Lab 0 is to allow you to familiarize with the environment in which the other exercises are conduced. Lab 0 i optional and is not part of the course examination.
  1. Laboratory Platform (optional)

  2. Visualization

  3. Tri-modal Interaction With Scene Graphs

  4. Tracking and Multi-screen Display Systems
The course examination consists of three comprehensive labs (mini projects). Examination is performed during a lab session. For questions regarding the visualization lab, contact Alexander Bock or Jonas Strandstedt.


Suggested, optional books on the course subjects:

The Visualization Handbook, Charles Hansen and Chris Johnson. ISBN: 012387582X

Information Visualization: Design for Interaction (2nd Edition), Robert Spence. ISBN: 9780132065504

Essential Virtual Reality Fast, John Vince. ISBN: 1852330120