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Interactive Visual Reasoning: Science, Engineering & Design

Presented by: Ben Shneiderman  (University of Maryland )
Category: Engineering Colloquia   Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes   Broadcast date: May 06, 2014
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Graphical User Interfaces have become widely used and effective tools for cloud, web-based, desktop, and mobile devices. The emerging success of interactive information visualization tools provide researchers with remarkable capabilities to support discovery from Big Data resources. Users can begin with an overview, zoom in on areas of interest, filter out unwanted items, and then click for details-on-demand. The Big Data initiatives and commercial success stories such as Spotfire and Tableau, plus widespread use by prominent sites such as the New York Times have made visualization a key technology. The central theme is the integration of statistics with visualization as applied for time series data, temporal event sequences such as electronic health records (www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/eventflow), and social network data (www.codeplex.com/nodexl). By temporal pattern search & replace and network motif simplification complex data streams can be analyzed to find meaningful patterns and important exceptions. The talk closes with 8 Golden Rules for Big Data.