COIT11240 - Dashboard Design and Visualisation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

While organisations can collect a large amount of data about their operations, a continual challenge they face is extracting useful information from that data. Dashboards summarise key information using visualisations and interactive reports. Dashboards are therefore an important tool in supporting decision making in an organisation. In this unit, you will learn how to design dashboards. You will develop skills to condense and encapsulate the characteristics of data, making it easier to analyse trends to drive effective decision-making. You will also learn creative ways to present the insights and findings of data using data visualisation tools and techniques.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

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Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Practical Assessment 30%
3. Project (applied) 30%
4. Presentation 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the fundamentals of dashboard design and data visualisation
  2. Compare different dashboard design and data visualisation tools
  3. Explain the application of dashboard design and visualisation in summarising key information
  4. Identify the best practices in implementing dashboard design
  5. Design and implement a dashboard for a business case.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is adopted by organisations, governments and individuals in many countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles. ACS members can use the tool MySFIA (https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html) to build a skills profile.

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA 7 (https://www.sfia-online.org/en). The SFIA code is included:

Data Visualisation VISL

Analytics INAN

Business Analysis BUAN

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Project (applied)
4 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Project (applied)
4 - Presentation