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  • What can data visualization learn from feminism?
    by Paxtyn Merten on February 14, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    It’s about time to infuse feminism into data science and visualization. At least, that’s what Emerson data visualization and civic tech professor Catherine D’Ignazio says based on her research into what an intersectional feminist perspective on data could […] The post What can data visualization learn from feminism? appeared first on Storybench. […]

  • Build it, hack it, share it: Lessons from MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab director Sarah Williams
    by Paxtyn Merten on December 18, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Build it, hack it, share it. This was the message that Sarah Williams, director of MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab and a professor of technology and urban planning, hoped to bring to a crowd of data enthusiasts during […] The post Build it, hack it, share it: Lessons from MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab director Sarah Williams appeared first on Storybench. […]

  • How one data-driven art and technology company is understanding cities with AI
    by Aleszu Bajak on November 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Should New York have more than five boroughs? Are zip codes too large? As part of the Northeastern University Visualization Consortium‘s Fall 2017 speaker series, Mahir Yavuz spoke about Topos, the data-driven art and technology company he co-founded that is […] The post How one data-driven art and technology company is understanding cities with AI appeared first on Storybench. […]

  • Expressive timelines: Microsoft’s Matthew Brehmer on the power of visualizing time
    by Felippe Rodrigues on May 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Matthew Brehmer, a data visualization researcher with Microsoft Research, was recently invited by NUVis, Northeastern University’s Visualization Consortium, to talk about the tools he and his team are developing to reinvent timelines. Brehmer took attendees on a tour of the […] The post Expressive timelines: Microsoft’s Matthew Brehmer on the power of visualizing time appeared first on Storybench. […]

  • How to get more bang for your buck out of science photographs
    by Yan Wu on May 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Do science pictures need to be pretty? Is there ever a case for retouching a science photograph? And do good images help researchers get attention for their work? Yes, yes and yes, says Felice Frankel, a photographer and research scientist […] The post How to get more bang for your buck out of science photographs appeared first on Storybench. […]

  • One computer scientist’s strategies for improving network visualizations
    by Yan Wu on March 7, 2017 at 10:58 am

    We are living in a world that is awash in data. To present complex information, people use visualizations that help detect trends, clusters, gaps and outliers almost instantly. But are these visualizations always effective? Cody Dunne, an assistant professor […] The post One computer scientist’s strategies for improving network visualizations appeared first on Storybench. […]

  • Accelerating knowledge: Four takeaways from an IBM data visualization expert
    by Felippe Rodrigues on February 27, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Northeastern University professor Mauro Martino is one of the minds behind IBM’s Watson News Explorer, a dashboard that allows users to explore the themes surfacing across the news ecosystem. Martino spoke last week at NUVis, Northeastern’s Visualization Consortium seminar series, about […] The post Accelerating knowledge: Four takeaways from an IBM data visualization expert appeared first on Storybench. […]

  • Tips on data visualization from the Broad Institute’s Bang Wong
    by Aleszu Bajak on February 16, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Last month, Bang Wong, ‎creative director of the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard University, visited Northeastern University for a talk entitled “Art and Science: A partnership catalyzing discovery in biomedicine” hosted by NUVis, Northeastern’s Visualization Consortium. Wong – who works on biomedical […] The post Tips on data visualization from the Broad Institute’s Bang Wong appeared first on Storybench. […]