For the flow visualization project that I serve as Co-PI on with Dr. David Steinman at the University of Toronto, below is our entry for the 2014 NSF Science Visualization Challenge (illustration category).
This was another candidate option:
Peter Coppin, Max Julian, Kristian Valen-Sendstad, and David Steinman.
We will be presenting three projects at the First Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS-2014) that will be held in September 25-27, at Lund University:
- Progress toward translating ‘visual’ graphics into sound to produce more accessible interfaces (with implications for the picture perception debate).
- An Embodied Cognition Approach to Distinguishing Pictures, Diagram, and Sentences to Inform Design.
- ‘Perceptually optimizing’ depictions of blood flow dynamics via caricature, sequential art, and 20th century futurism.
I would like to congratulate advisee Joseph Hardin (MDes) for the successful completion of his MITACS funded major research project: Investigating Open Scholarship and Inclusive Practices in Higher Education.
We recently graduated the first cohort of students from the OCADU Inclusive Design MDes program. I had the privilege of serving as Co-Principal Advisor on final Major Research Projects developed by the following MDes students:
- Mark Sherman (co-advised with Jutta Treviranus),
- Spirit Synott (co-advised with Geoffery Shay), and
- Lucian Timofte (co-advised with Jutta Treviranus).
I will post their final abstracts soon!
I have begun a new project that applies illustrative techniques to fluid flow visualization. See a brief overview here.
I’ll be writing a more detailed update later, but I recently joined OCAD University as an Assistant Professor of Design, where I’ll be developing research, teaching, and practice in the area of inclusive design. I feel that this is the perfect next step that builds upon my my PhD research at the intersection of external graphic representation (e.g., pictures, diagrams, and text-sentences) and perception-cognition. I’ve started interacting with other colleagues over the past few weeks and I really feel like I’ve landed in a great place!