Date of Award


First Advisor

Amanda Landi

Second Advisor

Kenneth Knox


The first chapter of this thesis aims to explain the role of visualization as well as to emphasize its importance in revealing insights about data. The second chapter provides examples for how visualization is used in di erent disciplines. Next, the third chapter introduces basic design principles and their relation to designing and creating data visualizations. Following the design aspects of data visualization, we look at several examples of visualizations and provide a critique based on the presentation and representation features.

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