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Living Liquid

Living Liquid
Living Liquid

The goal of Living Liquid was to discover ways to design exhibits that allow visitors to explore and ask questions about scientific data sets, through interactive data visualizations about marine life.

Interactive Visualizations of Scientific Data Sets

The goal of Living Liquid was to discover ways to design interactive exhibits that allow visitors to explore data sets—large collections of scientific data—and ask questions about that data. The project, funded by the National Science Foundation, did this through the development of screen-based interactive visualizations of data about marine life.

As more and more scientific research involves looking at large data sets like genome sequences, this presents a challenge to museums: How can we best enable visitors to understand and engage with these datasets? What design features in an interactive visualization help visitors ask and answer questions about the data?

Living Liquid developed three interactive data visualizations for use on a multitouch table:

 


 

Project Leadership

Principal Investigator  Jennifer Frazier, Exploratorium  

Co-Principal Investigator Joyce Ma, Exploratorium 

Co-Principal Investigator Kwan-Liu Ma, UC Davis Center for Visualization 

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

This material is based upon work supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the National Science Foundation under grant 1322828. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.