Data Visualization is NOT Useful

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Presentation given by Enrico Bertini (Univ. of Konstanz) at Visualizing Europe. For a longer version see the corresponding blog post.

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Data Visualization is NOT Useful

  1. 1. Who’s Enrico?Researcher @ DBVIS University of Konstanz, GermanyPreviously• PostDoc - Univ. of Fribourg, Switzerland (2006-2009)• PhD - University of Rome, Italy (2002-2006)
  2. 2. Data Visualization is Not Useful. Enrico Bertini University of Konstanz, Germany
  3. 3. Data Visualization is Not Useful.
  4. 4. … it’s Indispensable.
  5. 5. When visualization is indispensableit is evident.
  6. 6. VAST Challenge 2011
  7. 7. BartLooks for environmental and internal factorsinfluencing how and where animals move.This includes changes from breeding to migratorymovements and the influence of wind onmigrations.
  8. 8. Animal Movements By Florian Mansmann et al. @ Univ. of Konstanz
  9. 9. JoachimStudies small molecules that inhibitcellular “cytokinesis”.… CURING CANCER
  10. 10. Drug Discovery1. 2. 3. Proteins/cells Chemical Compounds
  11. 11. Control Room
  12. 12. Power Grid
  13. 13. Common ObjectionTotal Population Those who need Indispensable Visualization millions of people!
  14. 14. 80 / 20 • find solutions to cure our diseases • find solutions to reduce poverty • find solutions to make our planet cleaner and safer Those who need • find solutions to provide innovative productsIndispensable Visualization • find solutions to keep our cities safe • find solutions to reduce traffic and pollution • find solutions to create better and cheaper products • find solutions to make energy cleaner and cheaper • find solutions to …
  15. 15. Visualization Use Alan M. MacEachren – “How Maps Work”
  16. 16. Vis Today: Mostly ConsumedSomeone digests the data and feeds people with a message• Public• Low-Interaction• Present Knowns
  17. 17. Future: Cognitive CyborgsPeople use visualization for their own problems• Private• High-Interaction• Reveal Unknowns
  18. 18. Thanks!Email: enrico.bertini@gmail.comBlog: http://fellinlovewithdata.comTwitter: @FILWD

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