Jason, Sarah, Aidan and Rick presented a selection of giCentre work at City Unrulyversity - a free popup university in the heart of Tech City. This initiative brings audiences from some of London's newest and most innovative technology startup companies together with academics from City University London to exchange new ideas in a stimulating and informal environment. This is the third event run by the giCentre at Unrulyversity. We will presenting a further evening sessions in January.
The giCentre attended IEEE VIS in Atlanta where we were involved in a full range of presentations. Work on provenance in visual analytics presented by Rick and transformation for understanding group movement presented by Natalia, formed our main contributions to VAST. In the Infovis track, Sarah presented our findings on creative user-centered visualization for energy analysts. Poster presentations from our PhD students included Alex's work on subjective survey classification of photographs and Donia's visual language for transitions in narrative visualization.
Our new video describes the results of a two week research visit originally taken in 2011 where Aidan worked with bird ecologists to design and implement visualisation techniques to understand bird behaviour. GPS attached to gulls allowed Aidan and the ecologists to track and visualize the birds' movements through time and space. The work was funded by COST-Move and resulted in a visualization tool that the ecologists continue to use today.