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Talk by Romain Vuillemot(École Centrale de Lyon)

Thursday, May 25th, 13:30 - 14:30


National Institute of Informatics
Room 1208


Designing with no data: strategies to create rapid, low-fidelity data visualization mock-ups


Romain Vuillemot ( École Centrale Lyon )


We present a principled design approach for building data visualizations informed by only little, or no data. This approach is inspired by graphic design practice and theory, and the development of a parametric toolkit. It contrasts with standard approaches that are "data-first" which suggest to initiate the visualization process only when data are available, clean and well-formatted. Those usually are time consuming and shift the focus from design to technical consideration. Our approach is "design-first" by working on the graphical space (i.e. the visualization canvas) with iterative subdivisions that progressively are informed with more and realistic data. We will present numerous case studies and an online tool which is publicly available to create low-fidelity mock-ups using D3.js, and rendered in SVG, Canvas and WebGL.


Romain Vuillemot is an assistant professor of computer science at École Centrale de Lyon, Université de Lyon, France. His research interests include information visualization, visual analytics, and human-computer interactions, with a focus on advanced interaction techniques to include humans in the loop of complex predictive analytics processes. Vuillemot has a PhD in computer science from INSA de Lyon.