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The term “perceptualization“ was coined specifically for this course. It describes the translation of signals and information to modalities that appeal to any of the human senses. As such, it generalizes the terms “visualization“ and “sonification“ to include all other senses. We study such perceptualizations, with particular focus on how properties of a perception systems can be used to optimally convey information.

Course format
In this course, history, theory, practice, and examples of information perceptualization are studied and discussed. Lectures are combined with reading homework, student presentations and a student project. Full attendance is compulsory.

Media Technology students and other interested master students

Admittance demands
Last year bachelor or master students

Method of instruction
Lectures and self study

Student projects and presentations

Time table
The dates are included in the Media Technology calendar (7 classes).

Number of Classes
7 × 2 hours class + presentations

Via program coordinator Media Technology: Lianne Heun
aheun@liacs.nl, 071-527 6994

Curriculum link

Course webpage