Hans Rosling amazing graphic animations

TED talks are often good examples of the use of graphics and visualization to convey concepts and engage the public. I believe Hans Roseling always gives remarkable and fascinating talks thanks to the passion he puts in the story telling and -of course- to the great graphics! He shows complex historical data with  gapminder, aContinue reading “Hans Rosling amazing graphic animations”

ITC and student-centric education with knowledge visualization

Yesterday Yingqin Zhong, a PhD candidate at the National University of Singapore, gave a very fascinating talk (IS seminars, School of Computing) on the use of ICT for student-centric education. She provided both a theoretical framework and real life examples of how technology can support better learning. Among the several tools and techniques, including wikisContinue reading “ITC and student-centric education with knowledge visualization”

Cross-cultural differences in the reception of conceptual visualization

These days I am conducting an experiment in Singapore to test if there are cross-cultural differences in the reception of various kinds of business visualizations, between Europe and Asia. Despite the general belief that visualization is an international language, recent research (see The Geography of Thought by Nisbett) has demonstrated that there are relevant differencesContinue reading “Cross-cultural differences in the reception of conceptual visualization”

Infosthetics summary of VisWeek 2009

In the famous infosthetic website you can find a summary of the major and most interesting happenings and talks at the VisWeek conference. It’s very well done and provides several useful links: http://infosthetics.com/archives/2009/10/visweek_2009_recap.html#extended I was very glad to see that my talk has been mentioned there (toward the end); despite being probably unusual for theContinue reading “Infosthetics summary of VisWeek 2009”

InfoVis conference 2009 in Atlantic City

This year I had the pleasure to be accepted as a presenter at the InfoVis conference, part of the VisWeek, a IEEE conference, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. I was pleased to take part to a conference with high quality papers and impeccable organization. The panels and workshops were also very good! There wasContinue reading “InfoVis conference 2009 in Atlantic City”

University of St. Gallen

This week I visited the prestigious University of St. Gallen, in north-est Switzerland. I’ve been invited for a guest lecture about knowledge visualization, in Prof. Eppler’s course of Business visualization. No, I didn’t post the wrong picture… I took it from the class where I was teaching! The cows had pretty noisy bells that weContinue reading “University of St. Gallen”

Motivation – InfoVis conference

Last week I was at the InfoVis conference and attended a workshop on Putting Visualization on the Web, which gave me the final motivation to start my research-related blog (after having a private one for some years)… and here I am, getting started! I’ve been thinking about it for some time, but I was inContinue reading “Motivation – InfoVis conference”