Visualization Summit 2007 @ ETH Science City
03 Jul 2007 - 15:57
Today I'm invited by Remo Burkhardt
) as a reporter at the Visualization Summit 2007
. It's a one-day event with 10 parallel workshops to find research goal which can be achieved until 2010.
former president of ETH Zürich from 1997-2005 opens with the question, if visualization can help buildiung a sustainable future.
There are nine workshops taking place:
- 01 / The architecural image and the computer: Images are the predominant medium for planning and building buildings. The computer hasn't changed much upto now.
- 02 / Geo-Visualization: Visualization assoicatiated with spatial dimensions of our world.
- 03 / Challenges in architectural and geospatial visualization: Visual analysis of changes over time
- 04 / Visualize strategy: Exploring graphical roadmap forms Widely used in business but not well understood
- 05 / Workplace 2010: Mobile technology will change the 9to5-worker to a nomad. This rises several questions: Sense of place, privacy.
- 06 / Large Scale City Modeling: Before you can visualize data, you have to generate (and update!) it.
- 07 / Basic Narratives in Visualization: Story telling can improve visualization.
- 08 / Information Aesthetics:
- 09 / Information Visualization Software Infrastructures: Towards standards and interoperability between various visualization tools "plug and play visualization"
It's not easy to choose one...
05 / Workplace 2010
In workshop 5 we are sharing our nomad working experiences. Astonishingly I'm not only the only one using Plazes
, but as it seems, I'm the only one knowing
One upcoming question is which type of information
we need and we want from co-workers
. Interestingly, it isn't high definition video stream, what participants want are small, but clear hints about the state of the co-workers (awake, busy, available, etc.).
A longer discussion started around clear desk policies
. What is needed for feeling at home, feeling save, feeling inspired?
Some unsorted thoughts:
- Todays work is 7/24 and all processes are continous. There are no clear time marks. A clean desk policy creates two time marks: morning and evening.
- Work and leisure ist blurring. What are strategies to make work feel like home instead of the other way round?
- Place remains important for buildung trust.
What's nice about the visualization science community: The products are often well designed, colorful and a joy to the eye.
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