Mechanized Images for Human Eyes: Design, Engineering and Psychological Perspectives on Visualization
13/5/15 15:30 - 14/5/15 19:00 Auditorium 2000, 8 Yeda Am st, Ramat-Gan
In the last few years visualization has emerged as a potent methodology for exploring, explaining, and exhibiting the vast amounts of data, information and knowledge produced and captured every second.
Researchers and practitioners in visual design, human-computer interaction, computer science, business and psychology aim to enhance the facilitation of knowledge transfer among various stakeholders, and develop methods for the reduction of information overload and misuse. This is vital in the current knowledge economy, where knowledge has become crucial for gaining competitive edge, especially in public policy, scientific research, technological innovation and decision making processes.
Visualization has extended its wings to involve both engineers, designers and psychologists. Engineers handle the information technology aspect, designers bring visual communication and representation to the table, and psychologists study how humans learn and interpret visuals. Thus, the collaboration between engineers, designers and psychologists is crucial for making sure that visualization indeed succeeds in enhancing knowledge transfer.
Yet, what is gained and what is lost in the transition from data, through images, to insights? What are we taking for granted in the mechanization of statistical image making? And how can we better structure the roles of machines in the creation of visualization, and humans in its interpretation?
The conference objective is to bring together engineers, designers and psychologists to articulate a comprehensive view of visualization which encompasses engineering concepts, psychological benefits and design aesthetics.
|Session #1, May 13: The state of visualization|
|15:30||Coffee and registration|
|16:00||Visual Analytics of Movement
Peter Bak, IBM Research
You’ve got a lot of data! Now what?
Weaving Data Into Stories [Keynote]
Static to Animated
|Session #2, May 14: Visualizing the Public Sphere|
|08:30||Coffee and Registration|
Journalism, Activism, Fetishism (KEYNOTE)
Visualizing the Israeli Budget
Data Journalism in Israel
1 Chart is Worth a 1000 Words
|Session #3: Thinking about Thinking with Visualization|
How Diagrams Communicate (KEYNOTE)
Measuring the effectiveness of data visualizations
Visualizing museum visitor behavior patterns
|Session #4: Evaluating Visualization|
Enlighten and Obfuscate, Empower and Mislead [Keynote]
Enrico Bertini, NYU
The Spectrogram: Critical Perspectives