Coffee & Viz: Designing for Emotional Meaning-Making with Data

Friday, January 29, 2021
9:30am to 10:30am

Crochet sample as color-changing fabric for real time data display.

Crochet sample as color-changing fabric for real time data display.

When

Friday, January 29, 2021
9:30am to 10:30am
Add to calendar 01/29/2021 09:30 01/29/2021 10:30 Coffee & Viz: Designing for Emotional Meaning-Making with Data <p>How might interactive data visualizations invite more social, emotional meaning making with data? How can sensor technologies allow space for human differences, uncertainty, and the irreducible complexity of human experiences? Howell will present her design research exploring different ways of knowing with biosensory data - data about people’s bodies, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Combining critical making, speculative design, and participatory experiences, her&nbsp;work&nbsp;challenges dominant techno-logics of data and explores alternatives. She makes with code, circuits, wood, e-textiles, and sound. Howell is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University. She completed her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously she worked at Intel Labs, The Echo Nest, and the MIT Media Lab.</p> <p>This event is part of the NC State University Libraries on-going Coffee &amp; Viz series. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to receive (via mail) their choice of a coffee bag or tea tin and a mug from locally-owned sweet shop Anisette.</p>

About This Event

How might interactive data visualizations invite more social, emotional meaning making with data? How can sensor technologies allow space for human differences, uncertainty, and the irreducible complexity of human experiences? Howell will present her design research exploring different ways of knowing with biosensory data - data about people’s bodies, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Combining critical making, speculative design, and participatory experiences, her work challenges dominant techno-logics of data and explores alternatives. She makes with code, circuits, wood, e-textiles, and sound. Howell is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University. She completed her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously she worked at Intel Labs, The Echo Nest, and the MIT Media Lab.

This event is part of the NC State University Libraries on-going Coffee & Viz series. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to receive (via mail) their choice of a coffee bag or tea tin and a mug from locally-owned sweet shop Anisette.

Featured Speakers

Contact Information

Walt Gurley

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Accessibility

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, such as live captioning, please contact Marian Fragola at marian_fragola@ncsu.edu or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.