Edinburgh Data Visualization: Visualizing City Data + Dynamic Data Visualisation Kit

Hi all,

The vis meetup is back after a "summer" break! This session will host two projects / topics.


1) Tobias Kauer, PhD student with Design Informatics and his research on visualizations for city data. Data Visualizations are artifacts of a unidirectional creation and communication process: from the data source to the audience. The knowledge they convey is situated and partial, therefore a single perspective onto the data may not be enough to understand and represent the underlying issues.

Practices like data-driven storytelling, PPGIS and visualizations in digital humanities started focusing on the qualitative context and thick descriptions of local knowledge behind the data. However, little research has been done to figure out, how people express themselves within a visualization and how to foster this expression.

Discursive visualization therefore is an interdisciplinary approach. It goes beyond building interfaces that invite for the collection of context and local knowledge and works towards design pattern that expose multiplicity and not only allow for sensemaking, but for reading multiple truths in a visualization.

2) Wallvis: is a Dynamic Data Visualisation Kit which offers audiences new physical ways of exploring and representing data on large scale wall spaces using a modular kit and a range of materials. We will show our brand new physical data visualisation prototypes to explore how such prototypes may be used with different audiences and data streams. You will be able to build your own tangible data visualisations using modular motor and light blocks and explore a series of data sets with this modular data physicalisation kit. With a range of materials, mechanisms and tools, WallVis can be used to translate data into playful and engaging physical data displays. This project was developed by a team of Design Informatics researchers at the University of Edinburgh with support from the Edinburgh Futures Institute.
As usual, we're reserving some time/space for additional speakers on related and urgent topics. If interested, get in in touch with us.

Note that due to scheduling issues, we moved the meetup to Tuesday. For future meetings, please also participate in our poll and try to find a weekday that works best for all: www.meetup.com.

See you at the meetup, bring along your friends & colleagues to the usual location: Inspace.
ben, brendan, uta & gordon

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