Welcome to VisWeek 2011!

2011 IEEE VIS Guest Speakers

VisWeek Welcome and Keynote Date & Time : Tuesday, October 25 08:00 am - 10:10 am
Location : Ballroom A
Visual Thinking in Discovery and Invention: From Physics to Cognitive Social Science
Speaker :
Professor Paul Thagard
Abstract :

This talk will discuss the role of visual thinking in scientific discovery and technological invention. Visual thinking uses picture-like representations as internal mental models or as external depictions such as diagrams. The first part of the talk will analyze the role of visual thinking in 100 great discoveries and 100 great inventions. The second part will discuss the contribution of visual thinking to developing new theories in the social sciences based on advances in cognitive science. Cognitive-affective mapping is a new technique for visualizing the role of emotion in social cognition. EMPATHICA is a new graphical system for resolving conflicts by increasing empathy using cognitive-affective maps.

VisWeek Closing and Capstone Date & Time : Friday, October 28 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location : BallRoom A
How Editing and Design Changes News Graphics
Speaker :
Amanda Cox
Abstract :

The Times graphics department has won many national and international awards, including the National Design Award for communication design. Learn how graphics editors report, design and edit data visualizations, integrate interactivity with story telling, and explain the news. How do basic ideas from journalism — including the importance of editing — influence the graphics the Times makes?