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Visualization in Science & Education
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Dates

July 21-26, 2013

Location

Bryant University
Smithfield, RI

Organizers

Chairs:
Brian E. Martin & Martin Storksdieck

Vice Chairs:
Bob Kolvoord & Katharina Scheiter

Meeting Description

The 2013 Gordon Conference on Visualization in Science and Education will continue a tradition of bringing together diverse communities of persons engaged in the production, study and application of visualizations to enhance and promote scientific understanding. The over-arching theme for the 2013 conference is The Evolving Role of Visualization in Science and Education. This will be achieved through the exploration of the following seven sub-themes which help define the plenary sessions for the 2013 GRC:

  • Complexity in Visualization
    We are inundated with information and navigating this burgeoning sea of data poses a significant challenge. How can we best relate variables in a meaningful and intelligible way? What insights can a cognitive psychologist or learning scientist or "bench bio-physicist" share to help explore the contours of this and related questions? This session will also explore the more fundamental notions of complexity and ways in which cognition theory can (should) influence best practice.
  • Visualization in Mobile Environments
    The emergence of small, powerful and highly portable computing devices offers unique opportunities and challenges to not only how we do science but also how we communicate science.
  • Visualization & Tools: Research Applied
    In this session the community will examine current applications of visualization tools and modalities to elicit useful knowledge and to effect change in how scientific decisions are made and how scientific knowledge can be used.
  • The evolving role of visualization in the teaching of STEM
    Concerns over declines in STEM performance by students in many industrialized countries are legion. "Visualization" is often touted as a panacea to "stem" this problem! However, evidence of what works in visualization is elusive. This session will explore the many dimensions of the role of visualization in STEM education.
  • Role of visualization in communicating complex science to the public
    Science is presented to the public in many ways - from complicated graphs in newspapers and websites to interactive displays at Museums and planetaria. How effectively do these visualizations convey scientific ideas and attitudes? For science to be a vibrant part of modern culture this question must be addressed.
  • Augmented reality and other modes of visualization
    How have recent technological innovations and how will emerging technologies re-define the scope of "visualization"? This core question will animate this session.
  • Visualization in the (scientific) workplace
    To say that visualization is critical to the emergence of new knowledge is a vast understatement! From Galileo's first crude telescope to real-time visualization of global circulation patterns in ocean and atmosphere currents, the ability to interact with and "see" data is vital to the doing of science. This session will explore state-of-the-art visualization tools and methods in a number of fields.

In addition to the list of sessions described above, a vibrant and engaging week of posters and subsequent discussion will help ensure that the 2013 Gordon Conference on Visualization in Science and Education will be a stimulating and rewarding conference! For more information, please visit the conference chairs’ web site.

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmDifferent Ways of Understanding Complexity in Visualization
Discussion leader: Neal Overstrom (Rhode Island School of Design)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmMark Ballora (Pennsylvania State University)
"Seeing with Your Ears: Visualizing Data with Sound"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmRalf Kaehler (SLAC-Stanford)
"Communicating Astrophysics and Cosmology through Visualization of Numerical Simulations"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmComplexity in Visualization - Ongoing Challenges
Discussion Leader: Katharina Scheiter (Leibniz Institute)
9:00 am - 9:40 amSara Fabrikant (University of Zurich)
"The complexity of design: creating effective and efficient displays"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amStephan Schwan (Leibniz Institute)
"Processing stereoscopic visualizations"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmJeff Heer (University of Washington/Stanford University)
"Interactive Data Analysis: Supporting the Analytic Lifecycle"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmVisualization in Mobile Environments
Discussion Leader: Liz Dorland (Washington University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmGael McGill (Digizyme)
"E.O. Wilson's 'Life on Earth' digital textbook"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmAlex Clark (Molecular Materials Informatics)
"Chemical structures on mobile devices: creating, consuming & collaborating"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmAugmented Reality and other modes of Visualization
Discussion Leader: Bob Kolvoord (James Madison University)
9:00 am - 9:40 amSusan Goldin-Meadow (University of Chicago)
"How our hands help us visualize"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amChia Shen (Harvard School of Engineering)
"Multi-touch Tabletop Visualization of Life on Earth: Engagement, Embodiment and Social Play"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmAdam Jones (University of Southern California)
"Learning and Perceiving in Augmented Environments"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmVisualization in the Scientific Workplace
Discussion Leader: Ric Lowe (Curtin University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmElizabeth Krupinski (University of Arizona)
"Optimizing Visualization of Medical Images by Understanding the Users"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmClaude Lechene (Harvard University)
"Role of Visualization in Imaging Mass Spectrometry"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCommunicating Complex Science to the Public
Discussion Leader: Mike Stieff (University of Illinois-Chicago)
9:00 am - 9:40 amJohn Bailey (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
"Google's Earth - The benefits and problems with modeling our world on your laptop"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amRachel Connolly
"Visual Literacy and the Public Engagement of Science: Defining and Measuring Outcomes"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmNed Gardiner
"Visualizing the Earth System: A Carpenter's Perspective"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmVisualizing Unseen Worlds
Discussion Leader: Lynn Liben (Pennsylvania State University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmJohn Maeda (Rhode Island School of Design)
"Design, Data, Decisions"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmKira Henderson (Journal of Visualized Experiments)
"Science video journals to increase productivity in research and education"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEvolving Role of Visualization in STEM Education
Discussion Leader: Ghislain Deslongchamps (University of New Brunswick)
9:00 am - 9:40 amJohn Junck
"Fostering Figuring and Fascination: Using 3D Modeling and 2D Image Analysis based on actual Biological Specimens to Understand Causal Mechanisms of Morphogenesis, Pattern Formation, and Evolutionary Morphology"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amEric Wiebe (North Carolina State University)
"Meaning making through graphics: Semiotics and the role of adaptive systems in elementary science education"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmKathy Perkins (University of Colorado, Boulder)
"Implicit scaffolding: Designing intuitive interactive visualizations to engage students and support STEM learning"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmChallenges for Visualization in STEM Education
Discussion Leader: Peter Mahaffy (The King's University College)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmSteven Moore (Science Approach)
"Making it Easy, Relevant, and Smart: Overcoming Barriers to the Use of Visualization in STEM Education"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmDavid Uttal (Northwestern University)
"Spatial Ability and STEM Learning: When, why, and how?"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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