Published: August 30, 2019
Total Running Time: 00:22:23
Columbia University professor Barbara Tversky describes how visual representations can be empowered through narrative, providing them with agency, emotion, and suspense. Research shows that some visual elements have particular meaning compared with others: for instance, boxes and bar charts are interpreted as discrete comparisons while lines indicate a trend. Likewise, arrows between elements indicate a causal interpretation or sequences in a process.
This talk was part of the Visualization for Informal Science Education conference held at the Exploratorium, which explored themes of interpretation, narration, broadening participation, applying research to practice, collaboration, and the affordances of technology.
VISUALISE was made possible thanks to generous support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1811163. 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.