Events at Snell Library Room 90

On Sept. 30, Visualization celebrities Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas from Google’s Big Picture Group gave us the honor to inaugurate our newly founded Northeastern Visualization Consortium, a collaborative effort funded by the colleges CAMD, CCIS and the University Libraries. The consortium is co-directed by Michelle Borkin from CCIS and Dietmar Offenhuber from CAMD. The […]

We are often drawn to information visualization because of the power it wields as a medium for understanding the world around us. Through design, we build narratives that isolate the phenomenal world in ways that enable us to dissect, understand, and interpret it in carefully crafted slices of space and time, collapsing the complexity of […]

How can visualization help to understand the world surrounding us? That is the basic underlying question that comes up in all projects that Kim investigated in throughout the last years. This theme sees design as something different than communication or decoration. It is not about a style, a trend or fashion anymore. The design process becomes a […]

The talk gives an overview of my research in the areas of visualizing dynamic networks and temporal data. My vision is to provide domain scientists and other potential visualization practitioners with a variety of interfaces, supporting data exploration as well as presentation. Questions I am addressing are: How can we make visualization as powerful as […]

Ben Fry is founder and principal of Fathom Information Design, a design and software consultancy located in Boston. He holds a Ph.D. from the MIT Media Laboratory and also recently joined MIT as a Lecturer. Fry has authored and co-authored multiple books and develops “Processing” — the programming environment he co-created with Casey Reas used […]