• Using Data Visualisation to tell Stories about Collections

Boyd Davis, Stephen, Vane, Olivia and Kräutli, Florian, 2016, Conference or Workshop, Using Data Visualisation to tell Stories about Collections at Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, London, UK, 12 - 14 July 2016.

Abstract or Description:

The paper explores visualisation of “big data” from digitised museum collections and archives, focusing on the relationship between data, visualisation and narrative. A contrast is presented between visualisations that show “just the data” and those that present the information in such a way as to tell a story using visual rhetorical devices; such devices have historically included trees, streams, chains, geometric shapes and other forms. The contrast is explored through historical examples and a survey of current practice. A discussion centred on visualising datasets from the British Library, Science Museum and Wellcome Library is used to outline key research questions.

Official URL: https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10...
Subjects: Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V370 History of Design
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W210 Graphic Design > W213 Visual Communication
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: EPSRC EP/J502169/1, AHRC AH/L503782/1, System Simulation Ltd
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2016.44
Uncontrolled Keywords: timeline; chronographics
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 16:56
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020 21:52
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1846
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