Teaching visualization

Pat Hanrahan, Kwan-Liu Ma

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The views of Pat Hanrahan on the design of a computer graphics on visualization at Stanford, are presented. In the process of designing the course, he surveyed many of the courses on information visualization and scientific visualization being taught around the world. He organized the course around graphics techniques first, but tightly coupled each technique with a critical analysis of how to use that technique to display certain sorts of data. Pat thinks that the biggest challenge in visualization is the development of principles for guiding the choices among different graphical techniques, not just improving the running times of algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationComputer Graphics (ACM)
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software


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