Seminar: Design, Technology, and Visualization – DIGI 830

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 02/02/2022

Course Description

This course focuses on the utilization of principles and practices of video, graphic, and online visual persuasion.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Given the pervasiveness of digital communication, the student in this course will learn various techniques and approaches for proper and effective data visualization. The student will gain a knowledge of the history, varied usage, and benefits of data visualization. The student will also be given the opportunity to propose, create, and complete a data/visualization-related project/paper.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Course Overview.

The student will post a 5 – 7 minute video introduction in which the student will introduce himself/herself to the professor and his/her fellow DIGI 830 classmates. The student will also provide a written reply to at least 2 of their fellow classmates’ video introductions that is at least 200 words.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide an initial thread in response to the provided prompts. Each thread is required to be a minimum of 500 words and must include at least 2 citations and 2 biblical references in current APA format. In addition, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be a minimum of 300 words. Each reply should contain at least 1 citation and 1 biblical reference.

Research Project: Proposal Assignment

The student will create a 6 – 8 page original formal research proposal in current APA format that merges communication theory and data visualization research and/or techniques. This proposal will form the foundation for the final research paper in the course. The paper must include at least 7 different sources/references in addition to using and citing the course textbooks and the Bible. The minimum page count requirement does not include the required title, Abstract, or References pages.

In this 8 – 10 page paper written in current APA format the student will review the current literature related to the research project described in the previous Research Proposal. The project is to be consistent with a biblical worldview perspective, merging communication theory and data visualization research and/or techniques. The Literature Review will be written so that it may be incorporated into the upcoming Research Project paper. The paper must include 20 – 30 sources, in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. The Bible should be used to provide commentary/insight on the literature, with a minimum of 3 biblical references properly used and applied. The minimum page count requirement does not include the required title, Abstract, or References pages.

In this 25 – 30 page paper written in current APA format, the student will present the findings and results of the project which he/she proposed in the Research Proposal. The research is to be original and the project is to be consistent with a biblical worldview perspective. This project is designed to merge communication theory and data visualization research and/or techniques. The final paper must include a minimum of 20 – 30 sources (which originally were used within the Literature Review in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible). The Bible should be used to provide commentary/insight on the literature, with a minimum of 5 biblical references properly used and applied. The minimum page count requirement does not include the required title, Abstract, or References pages.