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  • Hi - I can happily take an important idea around visualization...and separate it from Tufte's recent comments on powerpoint :). Context determines meaning - a statement in one space does not wash across a person's entire perspective.
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  • Isn't it strange that you should be quoting Tufte in a PowerPoint presentation????? http://clipmarks.com/clipmark/D5DDCA6D-5983-4438-9EE5-074A11D5BC2A/
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  • Visualization

    1. 1. Patterns and Sensemaking: Information Visualization George Siemens April 25, 2007
    2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Information growth and overload </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregation, syndication – initial attempt to cope </li></ul><ul><li>Information visualization: make sense of abundance </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>&quot;If you have three pet dogs, give them names. If you have 10,000 head of cattle, don't bother&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>David Gelernter </li></ul>
    4. 4. Infoluenza <ul><li>“failure to master our information resources and that to achieve contentment at work in solving our business problems” </li></ul><ul><li>http://knowledgefutures.wordpress.com/2006/08/22/infoluenza/ </li></ul><ul><li>See also Cures: </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.jackvinson.com/archives/2007/04/18/infoluenza_cures.html </li></ul>
    5. 5. Brains crave patterns <ul><li>A pattern is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About sense making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporary “state of” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evolving, emergent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregation, context, experience </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Current state <ul><li>Information generation tools – exploded </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregation tools – growing </li></ul><ul><li>Data, information manipulation tools: embryonic </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>“ The beset graphics are about the useful and important, about life and death” </li></ul><ul><li>E. Tufte </li></ul>
    8. 10. Tags: Web of meaning
    9. 11. Visualization <ul><li>Grunt cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Move to meaning/sensemaking </li></ul><ul><li>Shifts perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Provides insight </li></ul><ul><li>Memory </li></ul><ul><li>New connections </li></ul>
    10. 12. GDP http://www.worldmapper.org/
    11. 13. Population http://www.worldmapper.org/
    12. 14. http://news.com.com/The+Big+Picture/2030-12_3-5843390.html
    13. 15. Exposure of periphery: loose connections http://www.quintura.com/
    14. 16. Collective Voice http://infosthetics.com/archives/2007/04/audience_collective_voice_display.html
    15. 17. Network analysis http://www.orgnet.com/netindustry.html
    16. 18. Patterns, history
    17. 19. Patterns, history
    18. 20. Hierarchy Edge Bundles 3D File Manager <ul><li>http:// www.visualcomplexity.com/vc / </li></ul>Political blogosphere, 2004 Blue Brain
    19. 22. Sensemaking <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean? </li></ul><ul><li>What perspectives are included? </li></ul><ul><li>Shared? </li></ul>
    20. 23. Where does “knowledge” reside?
    21. 24. Networks: Downes Decentralized Distributed Disintermediated Disaggregated Dis-Integrated Democratic Dynamic Desegregated http://it.coe.uga.edu/itforum/paper92/paper92.html Via: http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?presentation=45
    22. 25. What impacts network formation?
    23. 26. Spaces of knowledge
    24. 27. Networks & Ecologies <ul><li>Filter </li></ul><ul><li>Foster </li></ul><ul><li>Form patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Create archive “future repurposing” </li></ul>
    25. 28. Yeah, ok, but what’s the use? <ul><li>Network models of learning are adaptive </li></ul><ul><li>Ecologies must be diverse and enabling </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s information is tomorrow’s sensemaking </li></ul><ul><li>Sane, digital life </li></ul><ul><li>Complex, integrated understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-faceted </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-ontology </li></ul>
    26. 29. <ul><li>www.elearnspace.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.knowingknowledge.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.connectivism.ca </li></ul>

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