Scientific Visualization I


Purpose: This course focuses on the principles, concepts, and use of complex graphic tools to visually explain scientific and technical concepts. Emphasis is placed on using computer software and hardware to enhance or generate data driven charts and graphs, 2D graphics, 3D graphics, and animations.


Leadership Development

-        covers the formal procedures for conducting a meeting.

-        covers information designed to help students develop personal and career goals and the use of Total Quality Management skills.


History and Impact of Scientific and Technical Visualization

-        provides information regarding the historical significance of scientific and technical visualization.

-        provides information on the technological advancements of scientific and technical visualization.

-        teaches students to recognize the types of scientific and technical visualization and related careers.


Underlying Principles of Visualization

-        teaches students about the basic concepts of computer hardware and software.

-        shows students how to recognize the use and application of different software  programs.

-        summarizes the ethical use of electronic media.

-        requires students to do a performance activity to evaluate their basic understanding of computer hardware and software.


Underlying Principles of Visualization

-        students will describe design fundamentals.

-        teaches students how to interpret color and its application.

-        shows students the difference between vector and bitmap images.

-        provides summarization for effective 2D presentation techniques.

-        requires students to describe 2D software applications and their basic functions.

-        requires students to demonstrate effective presentation strategies using appropriate design fundamentals.

Data Visualization

-        students will be able to describe the methods for displaying data usingsci vis example charts and graphs.

-        will require students to know and describe the steps of the design brief.

-       will teach students to interpret data that is used in charts and graphs.

-        will require students to apply data to appropriate graphs and charts.


Static and Dynamic Visualization

-        students will recognize digital image formats.

-        students will recognize and interpret basic 3D modeling concepts and techniques.

-        requires students to recognize basic 3D rendering techniques.

-       students are required to summarize basic animation techniques.

-       is a demonstration activity that requires students to create, model, animate and render a 3D scene.