Published: August 30, 2019
Total Running Time: 00:12:45
Professor of Computer Graphics Technology Vetria Byrd discusses efforts to broaden the field of data visualization, beginning with a diversity workshop she organized at Clemson University. This work led to the creation of a new undergraduate major at Purdue Polytechnic Institute where she currently teaches. Drawing on many fields from engineering to the arts, she encourages and trains students to tell stories with data visualization, rather than just to consume or generate data.
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.