AISL: Innovations in Development: Understanding and Improving Data Visualization Literacy: Research and Tool Development to Empower General Audiences to Read and Make Data Visualizations
This Innovations in Development AISL project is motivated by the insight that in the information age, being able to “read and write” data visualizations is becoming as important as being able to read and write text, and that in the digital information age, being able to create and interpret data visualizations is an important literacy for the public. The research will seek to define, measure, and advance data visualization literacy.
The project will engage the public in using the xMacrocope at the science museum and research center of the Science Museum of Minnesota and at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio. In both museum settings the public will interact with the Sportsology exhibit, where they produce different datasets of their personal attributes and capabilities. Using the xMacroscope platform, they will then manipulate that data, creating diverse types of visualizations.