This list, still in flux while class topics are mapped to a schedule, includes the required and optional reading for the class, sorted alphabetically (not by assignment date). The [doi] link is to the publisher: the copyright holder, and source of additional information and context about the document. The [google] link is to help learn about what has cited the publication via Google Scholar (note that this information is less precise for publications with more generic titles, and doesn't really work for book chapters).
SK Card, JD Mackinlay, and B Shneiderman. Information Visualization. In Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think, chapter 1, pages 1–34. Morgan Kaufmann, 1999.
WS Cleveland and R McGill. Graphical Perception: Theory, Experimentation, and Application to the Development of Graphical Methods. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 79(387):531–554, 1984.
G Kindlmann and C Scheidegger. An Algebraic Process for Visualization Design. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings VIS 2014), 20(12):2181–2190, November 2014.
Information Visualization: Perception for Design. C Ware, chapter 3: Lightness, Brightness, Contrast, and Constancy, pages 69–94. Elsevier, third edition, 2013.