Eric Ameres, RPI Graduate Student


Eric Ameres, RPI Graduate Student

Sage 4101

October 4, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Graphical Visualization of data is often used to optimize presentation rather than exploration and learning.  To use visualization as an effective tool for complex data exploration and discovery, we must understand and address design and optimizations based on human sensing, perception and overall cognitive processing especially with regard to learning.   We must also differentiate between the traditional instructional role of visualization and multimedia and the open-ended, exploratory cognitive processes and activities applied and required in Data Analytics.

The Campfire is a novel device whose form and function implies certain new methods for the exploration and structured visualization of data.  However, we know from Cognitive Load Theory and its use with regard to Instructional design and Multimedia learning that cognitive tasks such as evaluating a graph, chart or other visual information carry loading costs of different types that should be mitigated and moderated by design and presentation.


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