Visualizations help us in interpreting and communicating complex concepts and rich data. However, we have a number of perceptual and cognitive limitations that counter-intuitively work against us when we work with visualizations. These limitations lead to critical mistakes, e.g., in interpreting patterns or simply reading information from a graphic. What are these culprits and how can we avoid them? This talk by Arzu Coltekin (Zurich) offers an overview of the state of the art knowledge about scientific visualizations from a design perspective to help avoid some of the well-documented mistakes when creating a visual product.
A recording of the live streamed event can be found at our Seamless Astronomy Youtube Channel. Please note that the first ~10 min of the presentation were plagued by a problem with the audio.
Slides and the poster from the colloquium are attached below.