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Needed attachments are a transcript of records and a motivation letter. In the letter the applicant describes his/her background and experience relating to the minor subject applied for as well as indicates his/her learning objectives. Experience in working with digital media is recommended. 
Selection criteria: 1) educational background relating to the minor subject, 2) working experience or other experience relating to the minor subject, 3) feasible learning goals relating to the minor subject.

General Aalto instructions: Instructions for applying

Prerequisites: Please see application procedure and quotas and restrictions.


Visualization involves the manipulation of abstract elements, since in many instances its objective is to provide knowledge about phenomena whose essence is not visual, or about artifacts that do not yet exist. For example, a map of its stations does not really resemble a metro itself but rather, outlines the different parts of the system, their location, as well as the process of moving from one part to another. Visualization is closely related to the notion of communication in contemporary culture. The idea of the artist or the designer as an expert in visualization, pre-supposes acquiring familiarity with the iconographic systems of diverse visual cultures. From this point of view the designer works like the anthropologist; s/he becomes familiar with the visual artifacts of the audience s/he is supposed to design for.

Structure of the minor




These courses are obligatory in the DVD minor subject


Information design I



Topics in visualization and cultural analytics


DOM-E5126Dynamic visualization6-8

Student can collect the rest of the needed  25 ECTS credits from these courses:
DOM-E5108From data to pixels3
DOM-E5111Interaction design course3-5
DOM-E5026Dynamic visualization independent studies3-6
DOM-E2102Data now3
DOM-E5003Systems of Representation3-6
DOM-E50253D User Interface Design3-6