Published: August 30, 2019
Total Running Time: 00:16:33
Ryan Wyatt, Director of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences, discusses the unique exhibition space of domes, which are large immersive theaters that allow people to go on narrative journeys of time and space. Dome shows are most effective when they start at human scales and put people at the center of the action. He cautioned that data visualizations should be as simple as possible to avoid cognitive overload, for instance by displaying ocean currents using monochromatic color schemes and avoiding additional data sets such as salinity or temperature.
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.