Campus Visualization Partnership Seminar Series - Lecture 3

Design Matters - Audra Buck-Coleman Design and design thinking skills are in high demand today. Aesthetic considerations such as color, space and typography are critical for successful visualizations. Design's creative thinking process is increasingly being used across disciplines to address complex issues and problems. Audra Buck-Coleman will address how she integrates design and design thinking through a selection of case studies. Associate Professor Audra Buck-Coleman has been a practicing graphic designer for 20+ years. Her design work has been recognized by professional design organizations including AIGA, the American Advertising Federation and University College Art & Design Association. She has collaborated on a range of UMD visualization projects, including Dr. John Guerra Gomez’s TreeVersity. She teaches typography, three-dimensional design and social design for UMD's Department of Art. Now You See It: The Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture Visualization Space - Quint Gregory Art History and related humanistic disciplines have a long-standing interest in visualization, that is, of being able to visualize the past state of a monument or of a work of art. The Michelle Smith Collaboratory facilitates this visualization of the past in a beautiful, "slightly immersive" space, even as it provides a vital forum for new approaches in teaching and research in art history. Particularly promising are mapping undertakings, as well as computational visualizations of a museum collection’s metadata to reveal patterns otherwise invisible to the researcher. Quint Gregory is Associate Director at the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture and a regular lecturer for the Honors College on museums and culture. He worked at the National Gallery of Art and the Walters Art Museum for much of the 1990s and holds a PhD in Art History, specializing in seventeenth-century Dutch Art. Improving Transportation by Data Sharing, Integration, & Information Visualization - Michael L. Pack Every day the CATT Lab collects 4.5 billion records about traffic accidents, travel speeds, weather, and related information. Maintaining situational awareness, measuring performance, and communicating information derived from these multivariate datasets is a challenge for most federal, state, and local agencies. This presentation highlights our visualization tools that empower analysts and operations experts to make better, faster decisions and answer tough questions. Michael Pack directs the UM Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT) Lab. With backgrounds in electrical engineering, computer science, and systems engineering, he has worked for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Virginia’s Smart Travel Laboratory. He recently received White House honors as a “Champion of Change” for improving transportation and first responder agencies through open data, visualization, and analysis.