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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2012 vol. 32)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 12-19
Kwan-Liu Ma , Univ. of California, Davis, CA, USA
I. Liao , Univ. of California, Davis, CA, USA
Scientists frequently tell stories using visualizations of scientific data, in the process of disseminating findings to peers and the general public. However, techniques and methods for effective scientific storytelling have received little attention so far. This article explores how literary and theatrical narrative conventions can inform the design and presentation of visualizations, and discusses the challenges of adapting scientific visualizations for broader audiences. It also summarizes recent workshops' findings on the role of storytelling in visualizations, and presents several examples of successful scientific-storytelling production teams. The conclusion is that scientific storytelling deserves greater support and recognition by the visualization community.
Information resources, Knowledge transfer, Science (general), Data visualization,graphics and multimedia, information visualization, scientific visualization, scientific storytelling, storytelling, AniViz, Exploratorium, computer graphics
Kwan-Liu Ma, I. Liao, J. Frazier, H. Hauser, H.-N Kostis, "Scientific Storytelling Using Visualization", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 32, no. , pp. 12-19, January/February 2012, doi:10.1109/MCG.2012.24
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