Visualization Support for Complex Engineered System Design
Visualization Support for Complex Engineered System Design
The design and production of complex engineered systems (CES) require analysis of massive amounts of detailed information, including data on products and materials, engineering designs, manufacturing specifications, supply chain and delivery data, and changing customer needs. Visual analytics promises to offer tools and methods that will help stakeholders interactively explore, discover, and make sense of the underlying data.
There is a scarcity of trained healthcare professionals in India. Further, the current approach to healthcare delivery in India is symptom-driven and fails to address the underlying causes of disease which may be a result of the local socioeconomic, cultural, gender, environmental, or infrastructural situation. Chitra is a mobile platform that empowers community health workers to fill this gap between government healthcare delivery and patients' lived realities.
A visualization system for portraying the jumps in men's and ladies' single figure skating programs. Data is from the International Skating Union's score tables for world championships in the last 6 years. The objective is to better interpret the score tables by visualizing the program composition of top skaters, as well as showing a trend of the sport in general.
The PGA Tour provides an extensive data collection of information about players' performance and individual shots over the past few years. This collection is called ShotLink data. In this project we are building an interactive visualization system that will allow the viewer to easily browse and explore the golf shot data to learn more about the performance of all the players on tour. The system presents a variety of different statistics including scoring, driving accuracy, greens in regulation, putting, and so on.
We have created a visual interface to explore the history of the top 100 U.S. golf course rankings from Golf Digest and Golf Magazines. A viewer can explore the courses geographically via a map or through the individual ordered lists from the magazines. The system shows how each course's ranking has changed over the years, and it allows the viewer to explore courses by particular architects.
Face-to-face video communication technologies have grown tremendously in recent years, however they are not designed to provide a persistent sense of remote presence. More recently, telepresence robots give single users the ability to have a remote and mobile physical presence in another space. Combining telepresence robotics with persistent large-scale displays and multiple viewports, VPorter creates a telepresence ecology to support team collaboration across remote but connected lab spaces.
People increasingly rely on visual representations of information to explore and make sense of data. However, people have inherent biases that often lead to errors and inefficiencies in the decision making process. The goal of our research is to help people make better decisions while exploring and analyzing data using visualizations. We introduce computational methods for quantifying an analyst’s biases based on their interactions in the visualization. Using that information, we illustrate ways to modify or design new visualization systems that mitigate biased decision making.
Data visualization can be an important guiding force in scientific debates and casual discussions alike. Bringing data visibly into the world can inform and bring attention to critical issues, as well as help us develop a more personal relationship with the data. This project aims to promote awareness and stimulate discussion about climate change through visualizing personal carbon footprint data on clothing. It explores the placement of visualizations in the social sphere, as well as revealing unseen individual and systematic responsibility for carbon emissions.
Visualizing sets to reveal relationships between constituent elements is a complex representational problem. Recent research presents several automated placement and grouping techniques to highlight connections between set elements. However, these techniques do not scale well for sets with cardinality greater than one hundred elements. We present OnSet, an interactive, scalable visualization technique for representing large-scale binary set data.
A few Fridays ago, the Public Design Workshop (PDW) led a Design and Policy Jam with the Westside Atlanta Land Trust (WALT) Program. WALT's mission is “to organize the community's power for self-determination; to serve and preserve in-place residents, small business owners, and their successive generations in redeveloping areas.” The jam session supported this mission by tasking participants with researching and producing an argument for a city-wide community land trust (CLT) policy.
Westside Soul is an interactive installation that was displayed at the Historic Westside Cultural Arts Council's Black History Month Celebration. The installation displays videos of westside residents discussing issues in their community and allows viewers to add new responses through text and video. The installation is part of on ongoing partnership with the westside to explore the use of mobile and social computing and digital media to connect community members and instigate alternate forms of civic engagement.
The news is the source citizens turn to in order to gain accurate information about the current events of the world. Unfortunately, a large number of trusted news sources are the worst perpetrators of bias; effectively skewing the public's perception of important material. "Who Told it How" is a web-based interactive visualization that displays various elements of the Wendy Davis abortion filibuster, as written in articles by four major news syndicates, in order to expose bias and provide perspective.