We have Marian Dörk on the show today to talk about the “Information Flaneur”: an approach to data visualization centered on navigating, exploring, browsing and observing the data with curiosity to learn about what’s there to see and to be surprised by new thoughts and discoveries.
Marian is Research Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam near Berlin where he works on “exploring novel uses of interactive visualizations to support a wide range of information practices”.
We talk about many interesting new directions for visualization like the visualizing data starting from a few seed points, whether we always need an overview first in visualization and tips on how to design visualization for “information flaneurs”.
Enjoy the show!
Marian’s Patina Project
Marian’s Information Flaneur Paper
Marian’s Pivot Paths
Shneiderman’s Overview first, filter and zoom, and details on demand
Lev Manovich work on Cultural Analytics
Pirolli and Card’s Information Scent Theory
Monadic exploration / Beautiful trouble
Enrico’s Paper on Egocentric Biochemistry Visualization
Van Ham and Perer’s Paper: “Search, show context, expand later”
Mitchell Whitelaw’s Generous interfaces
Marian’s Edge Maps