PICTURING MOTION: Analyzing Multidimensional Time-Varying Data through Perceptually Accurate Exploratory Visualization

Education & Outreach

Some Fun Education Highlights

MINNESOTA STATE FAIR research demos - goldy gopher demonstrates a neck circumvention exercise in front of a stereoscopic biomechanics visualization.

SIGGRAPH 2011 about 200 people attended our course at siggraph this summer.

Ongoing Project Activities

We continue to collaborate with the Bell Museum of Natural History's ExploraDome Outreach Program. Our custom developed OpenGL-based software expands the use of this unique display beyond astronomy. At the Bell Museum, this work is the first example of an educational scientific ExploraDome application based in the life and computer sciences. In November 2012, we held our first showcase of our ExploraDome environment at the "Building Bridges to a Dental Career" Saturday Academy Health Career Opportunity Program. Nearly 40 students from the Minneapolis Public Schools participated in a demonstration and discussion led by the PI. Since then, the work has been shown to numerous groups of students and teachers, including presentations at the TIES 2012 Education Technology Conference, which has the goal of "Transforming Pedagogy with Technology".

We also work with a number of summer camps, including the Discover STEM and Eureka! (a partnership with Girls Inc.) programs

The Writing in Computer Science wiki aims to spread knowledge about both general writing skills as well as skills specifically applicable to Computer Science. This is done by presenting writing advice specific to the various forms of writing in computer science, ranging from the more conventional writing types (such as papers) to other types of communication that should be thought of as writing (such as posters, presentations, and software demos)

Science Museum of Minnesota
Beaker and Brush Discussion
December 13, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Black Dog Cafe and Wine Bar, St. Paul, MN

U of M / MCAD

Our collaborators with the Minneapolis College of Art and Design have not only served an outreach goal, but have also directly impacted our research. Students and professors from the two instutions are now publishing new research results together and meeting regularly to work on research projects and courses. Each year, one activity we use to bring the two groups together is lab tours at both the MCAD graduate graphic design studios (right) and the U of M visualization labs (below).

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1054783.

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.