Published: August 30, 2019
Total Running Time: 00:15:53
University of Arizona environmental scientist Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta talks about the importance of involving the public in co-creating data visualizations. She presents two projects that used data collected by citizen scientists and, through workshops and customized data visualizations, helped them assess health risks from environmental contaminants. The citizen science projects focused on community gardens and rainwater collection sites and presented the data in different visualizations types to evaluate which were most effective at conveying information and helping participants make individualized assessments and decisions about their own exposure levels.
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.