Please join the Segal Design Institute for the next talk in our Segal Seminar Series on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 4 pm in the Ford Design Studio. Light refreshments will be provided. Our guest speaker will be Fanny Chevalier from the University of Toronto and her talk is titled "Left Brain, Right Brain: Designing Interactions for Visual Analytics and Creativity."
Analytic and creative tasks are often thought to be governed by opposite sides of the brain. But is there no creativity in analysis? I argue that analysis is no less a creative process and that operationalization can hinder the creativity of analysis in exploratory scenarios. Just as creative authoring tools have aimed for directness, next generation visual analytics tools should also empower analysts through control
and immediacy. I will demonstrate through a selection of my research that the same design principles can be applied to support continuous processes in both visual analytics and creative authoring endeavors and discuss prospective directions for visualization research that build on these principles.
Fanny Chevalier, currently a Research Scientist at Inria, France, will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto as of January 2018. Her research lies in data visualization and human-computer interaction.