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Tuesday, June 5 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Experiential Analytics: When to Walk Inside Your Data

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The technical barriers to immersion are all but gone today, but the question remains — is it a good idea to immersive yourself in data?  I mean quite literally, does it ever actually make sense to stand inside a large-scale virtual (or physical) data visualization and walk through your data?   In this short talk, I'll reflect on several recent immersive visualization projects by my group and our collaborators, some immersive virtual reality data visualizations as well as two large-scale public art installations.  In each case, the special ingredient that makes each work as an example of immersive analytics is the need to not only analyze the data but also to experience it via a first-person perspective.  Thus, I wonder if we should be calling immersive analytics something more like experiential analytics.  How do we understand and design for this experience?  How do we quantify it?  When is it essential and for whom?  Are there counter examples where it is unnecessary and slows down the analytical process?  I hope this talk will inspire reflection and discussion on these topics and the exciting future of immersive analytics, as clearly evidenced by this year's workshop.

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Dan Keefe, PhD

Associate Professor, CSE, University of Minnesota
Dan Keefe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.  His research centers on scientific data visualization and interactive computer graphics.  Keefe’s recent awards include the National Science Foundation CAREER... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
P0806 A&B Normandale Partnership Center, 9700 France Ave So, Bloomington, MN 55431