GO WITH THE FLOW OR MAP TO KNOW? – SOME THOUGHTS AND IDEAS ON FLOW MAP DESIGN.

This talk will identify some of the design conflicts that arise when mapping flows, consider various possibilities solutions and evaluate some potential designs in which these are used.
It will do so by focusing on some of the recent giCentre work, where visualization is used to map bikes, people and lines of sight.

Prof. Jason Dykes works in visualization at the giCentre at City University London, where he uses techniques from Cartography, Information Visualization, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Science and GIScience to develop novel maps that help generate insights from data and communicate trends. He and giCentre colleagues do so in a number of disciplines and application domains to some acclaim having won the GISRUK best paper prize for four years in succession, with 8 papers presented at IEEE Information Visualization in the last 5 years – 2 of which received honorable mentions and with 3 awards in the IEEE VAST challenge. Recent giCentre work includes: techniques, such as spatially ordered treemaps, ODmaps, the HiVE expression language and BallotMaps; applications such as OACExplorer and HiDE; online demonstrators such as BikeGrid and PlaceSurvey; and code libraries such as the giCentreUtils package for Processing. Jason is co-chair of the ICA Commission on GeoVisualization having edited “Exploring GeoVisualization” and a number of special issues in the domain. A National Teaching Fellow of the HE Academy and a member of the InfoVis organising committee Jason is Papers Co-Chair at InfoVis 2012. Link http://gicentre.org/jad7/