"This course is an introduction to grounded principles and techniques of design, cognition, perception, and human-computer-interaction for visualizing data interactively. Today, the amount of digital data has grown exponentially, which poses a major challenge for business to manipulate and analyze data efficiently. To gain useful insight from business data, the visual analytics techniques have drawn attention to the public. The major goal of this course is to teach business students, typically nonprogrammers, how to use visualization techniques to analyze big data. Students will work as groups and learn a wide array of visualization methods and be able to apply the techniques to our everyday life or research problems."