May 5, 2013
I’m quite puzzled by this sign. What does it mean?
Please post your answer!
April 23, 2013
This is the presentation for the MIC, Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication of the Università della Svizzera italiana.
The topic of the course is Linguistics and Semiotics, and my module is on Visualization & Intercultural Communication:
February 2, 2013
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity is developing very interesting interactive visualizations to show migration patterns and other diversity related data.
They show global migration flows with innovative interactive visual techniques, which are dynamic – showing changes over time. It is also possible to compare two countries and analyze the gender breakdown. Visualizing data with these innovative visual perspectives provides impressive insights! Policy makes and politicians should look more often at the data, and so they will find the “diversification of diversity”. Data are provided by the World bank, United Nations and other global institutions.
You can experience their interactive software online http://stock.mmg.mpg.de/origin and http://flow.mmg.mpg.de/ and make interesting discoveries. For instance in Switzerland one of the biggest immigration groups are Portuguese. Also the balance between immigration and emigration to/from Switzerland is not unsurprising. In Italy the largest group of immigrants are from Morocco, followed by Albanians.
Yet I think a white background could improve readability.
November 18, 2012
A nice article on what are infographics and why they are useful can be found here, and here’s a short video on the valueo of visualization by Column Five:
Thank you Martin for the hint
October 1, 2012
The IT giant IBM has a Research center in Zurich, with over 3000 employees working on very exciting topics, from nanotechnology to information analytics. We just had the opportunity to visit the center and listen to a full day of presentations. We also had the opportunity to see technologies demos of augmented reality for retail, infovis for music and even Watson!
The visualizations: information visualization for searching music and movies.
July 23, 2011
I just arrived at the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, taking place in Rome. Tomorrow morning I’ll be presenting my paper “Augmenting Communication with Visualization: Effects on Emotional and Cognitive Response” at 11:00. If you’re interested, here’s the prezi presentation.