27 ביוני, אוניברסיטת חיפה
01 KEYNOTE: Visual-Interactive Data Analysis for Insight into Complex Data
Advances in data acquisition and storage technology lead to the creation of increasingly large, complex data sets across application domains as diverse as science, engineering, business, social media, or mobility data. Important tasks to leverage large, complex data sets include finding relevant information, exploring for patterns and insights, and re-using of data for authoring purposes. Novel methods in visual-interactive data analysis allow to tightly integrate knowledge of domain analysts with automatic data analysis methods, offering solutions for relevant analysis problems. We introduce main goals and scope of visual interactive data analysis, followed by an illustration and discussion of several techniques from our work that support pattern search and data analysis. A focus of these techniques will be on visual exploration of patterns in social media data, and visual analysis of team sport data. We also discuss promising research directions in these areas.
Tobias Schreck, Professor with the Institute for Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization at Graz University of Technology, Austria
Tobias Schreck is a Professor with the Institute for Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization at Graz University of Technology, Austria. Between 2011 and 2015, he was an Assistant Professor with the Data Analysis and Visualization Group at University of Konstanz, Germany. Between 2007 and 2011 he was a Postdoc researcher and head of a junior research group on Visual Search and Analysis with Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Tobias Schreck obtained a PhD in Computer Science in 2006, and a Master of Science degree in Information Engineering in 2002, both from the University of Konstanz. He works in the areas of Visual Analytics, 3D Object Retrieval, and Digital Libraries. His research interests include visual search and analysis in time-oriented, high-dimensional and 3D object data, with applications in data analysis, multimedia retrieval and cultural heritage. He serves as a paper co-chair for the IEEE VIS Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) 2017. Previously, he served as co-chair for Posters, Workshops and Panels for IEEE VIS, as well as a co-organizer for the EG Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval.
02 Visualizing Wikipedia
We aim to visualize (almost) the entire Wikipedia as a two-level coarse-grained / fine-grained graph representation of Wikipedia categories, for which we customize a hierarchy. We face the challenge of visualizing large scale-free graphs and propose an effective method for edge elimination that preserves the topical locality property of the original graph. The resulting visualization is sensible, traversable, and therefore actionable. It is a big step towards establishing comprehensiveness of Wikipedia as the collective memory of our and future generations.
Ron Bekkerman, Assistant Professor of Data Science at the Faculty of Management, University of Haifa, Israel
Ron Bekkerman is an Assistant Professor of Data Science at the Faculty of Management, University of Haifa, Israel. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was a Research Scientist at HP Labs in the Silicon Valley, and a Senior Research Scientist at LinkedIn. Recently, he was a co-founder and CTO of CandorMap, a Big Data Mining company specializing in patent understanding, and an advisor to Implisit, an email understanding company that was acquired by SalesForce in 2016. He has authored numerous papers on text mining, machine learning, and social network analysis. He is the corresponding co-editor of the book "Scaling Up Machine Learning" published by Cambridge University Press in 2012.
03 Driving D3
D3's popularity often obscures the fact that it is a low-level visualization toolkit, not a tool for rapid development of visualizations. In the real world, we often manipulate D3 indirectly through other tools — abstractions which hide or even replace parts of D3's functionality in order to make it easier to get a visualization onscreen.This talk is a technical tour of the different ways in which D3 is operated today.This talk will be a little more technical than philosophical.
Idan Gazit, Designer/Developer hybrid @djangoproject core alumni
04 Dashboards - the face of the business
דשבורד או דוח אנליטי הם לא סתם אוסף של גרפים על מסך. מטרתם העיקרית היא להציג למשתמש מה מצב העסק בדרך המהירה ביותר להבנה. האתגר הגדול בעיצוב דשבורדים הוא להציג כמה שיותר מידע בכמה שפחות שטח בלי לגרום לבלבול. בדיוק בגלל הסיבה הזאת רוב הגרפים שאנחנו מכירים לא מתאימים לדשבורדים. היום קיימים גרפים שמותאמים במיוחד לדשבורדים ועושים עבודה נהדרת. כל מה שנשאר זה רק להכיר אותם ולהשתמש בהם.
בלה גוטיה, בעלת תארים בפסיכולוגיה, אמנות ומנהל עסקים
בלה גוטיה – בעלת תארים בפסיכולוגיה, אמנות ומנהל עסקים. לבלה ניסיון של 20 שנים בתור מומחית לאנליטיקה חזותית והדמיית נתונים בסקטור העסקי והציבורי בתור יועצת ומחנכת בארץ ובחו"ל. היא מלמדת הדמיית נתונים בשיטה הייחודית פרי פיתוחה, ומקדמת את נושא הנגשת המידע בארץ ומנהלת קהילת "רואים מספרים - הדמיית נתונים ואינפוגרפיקה" בפייסבוק.
01 The epistemic paradox of JIV's knowledge
Journalistic Interactive Visualization (JIV from now on) is produced regularly by leading news sites, as a “premium” content or as an “added value”. Its intricacy suggests that knowledge mediated by JIV is more persuasive and perceived as more trustworthy than knowledge mediated by “traditional” journalistic formats (such as textual stories or static infographics). Nevertheless, the relative persuasive potential and perceived trustworthiness of JIV’s knowledge have not been studies so far, probably because an empirical study is not feasible. Based on a comprehensive and multidisciplinary literature review, this paper suggests that the basic elements of JIV – journalism, interactivity, and visualization – simultaneously enhance JIV's perceived credibility and constructionism. Thus, JIV constitutes an “epistemic paradox”, as it is characterized by a dramatic contradiction between the relatively high credibility of JIV’s knowledge and its respectively exacerbated constructionism. A contradiction that is fortified by the same elements at the same time. And, as the epistemic paradox of JIV imply the distancing of journalism from its democratic function, the paper suggests JIV producers should implement three tactics to minimize potential misleading of users: applying visual integrity, applying seamful design, and presenting JIV as an interpretive rather that descriptive journalistic story.
Inbal Klein-Avraham, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
ענבל קליין-אברהם היא דוקטורנטית במחלקה לתקשורת, באוניברסיטת בן גוריון בנגב. במחקרה, היא מתמקדת בהיבטים סוציולוגיים של עיתונות חזותית. עבודת המאסטר שלה עסקה במעבר מצילום עיתונות כימי לדיגיטלי והדוקטורט שלה עוסק בהיבטים אפיסטמיים של ויזואליזציה אינטראקטיבית בעיתונות המקוונת. מחקריה הוצגו בכנסים מקומיים ובינלאומיים, כמה מהם אף התפרסמו בכתבי עת בינלאומיים, בהם New Media and Society.
02 ISOTYPE Design - Where it all began
As It was first known as the 'Vienna Method of Pictorial Statistics', that was created for Social and economic museum of Vienna between 1925 and 1934, ISOTYPE was the first known info-graphics. Handcrafted Etched linoleum icons designed by Gerd Arntz were made In order to clarify complicated economic socialism ideas for the common people. Ideas that mostly conceived by Otto Neurath who was the initiator and chief theorist of the Vienna Method. About 100 years after they created this unique language, we are still using some of her main principles.
Elad Yana, The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel aviv University
I'm a graphic designer, design researcher and a Lecturer in the history of graphic design. Few years after I was graduated my Master's degree in Integrated Design (M.Des) in HIT, I decided to continue my studies at the Tel Aviv University, in order to explore the tension between the socio-economic world and graphic design, within the framework of a PhD program.
03 It's time for standard visualisation meta-data
Most visualisations nowadays are nothing more than an image - usually static or with very light interactions. In the quickly advancing world of the web and data, this seems to me to be a relic from the past, which should be brought into the present.
In my talk I will present the concept of meta-data for visualisations, and explain the need for such a standard. Starting from the basic traits of meta-data - sources, licensing, authorship - through more interesting uses cases, such as from being able to make such visualisations more accessible to the visually disabled, providing means for authenticating the sources the visualisation and eventually to fighting 'fake-news' by providing a means to assess the trustworthiness of a visual representation of data.
Adam Kariv, Public Knowledge Workshop, Open Knowledge International
Adam Kariv, A long time open-data advocate, one of the founders of the Public Knowledge Workshop (hasadna.org.il) and leading development on the Budget Key project (obudget.org), focused on collecting Israel's budget and spending data and making it more accessible and understandable. Nowadays I'm the Engineering Lead at Open Knowledge International (okfn.org), and leading the OpenSpending project (openspending.org).
04 עיתונות נתונים בחינוך; Education Data Journalism
Avner Kantor, The Center for Internet Research
Bella Gotie, InfoServiz
אבנר קנטור, המרכז לחקר האינטרנט באוניברסיטת חיפה
בלה גוטיה, חברת InfoServiz
Avner Kantor, Haifa University
01 Spacial Urban Diagrams
Diagrams in the streets in Ramat Gan and in Disengoff Shopping Center
Roni Levit, Studio Roni Levit, The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, HIT - Holon Institute od Technology
02 Bridging between Orthogonal and Linear thinking – Computer/Human Interaction through Visual Storytelling
I would like to present the challenge of bridging between the computer orthogonal “thinking” and human linear data perception through visualization. During my day to day work on a cyber-security product I am constantly trying to so called ‘bridge’ between this gap by visualizing to the user (security analyst) the way computers process and “understand” protocols which consequently might result in security breaches/potential threats. Visual communication plays a crucial part in this process. Mapping and verbally explaining how computers detect and process data is not always sufficient, since in the “computer world” things are happening constantly and simultaneously (orthogonally), while the end result in the UI must follow known UX/UI patterns and provide the end user sufficient/practical and understandable output to act upon the displayed. Eventually, I’ve landed upon the concept of storytelling as a medium of understanding. The result was a linear timeline infographics breaking down computer logic step by step. To conclude, current result is a successful translation of the computer mind in a medium which is scalable and comprehendible by the human perception. With that said, challenges are still ahead: visualization can push further and in this case, should create a hybrid between linear and orthogonal paths.
Anna Tsiganchuk, Microsoft
Anna Tsiganchuk, Microsoft, a designer and aspiring big thinker for the past ~7 years. Bezalel VC graduate.
Been a designer in various communication platforms: Still paper, motion screens and user interfaces.
Lately been focused on the challenge of bridging between computer thinking and human understanding through UX and UI, while working on a cyber-security behavioral analytics product.
03 “Jewish Cultures on the Map” - Mapping Culture in Time and Space
The interactive web-based map, Jewish Cultures on the Map (JCM) is the central project of Daat-Hamakom research center for Modern Jewish Culture. This digital humanities project is based on digital-mapping and information visualization designed and developed specially for this project. JCM is a multidisciplinary platform intended to become a context for world-wide scholars and experts of all cultural fields to generate and share time-space based information. It can display research projects and data collections in diverse fields such as Cultural History, Communication, Music, Folklore, Literature and Film studies. It is also intended make this content accessible to a wide range of publics, such as university researchers, school teachers, students, archive users and laypersons.
Geographical mappings of Culture in general and Jewish Culture in particular are quite a challenge due to their dynamic and fluid nature that avoids static spatial attributions and representations. The map interface developed for JCM includes a geographical map with a timeline, graphic annotations for spatial relationships, filtering and search tools, and a rich display for audio-visual media and metadata. The talk will explain the basic questions and challenges that underlie the project and our solutions in data design and visualization. We will demonstrate applications of the map in unique multi-disciplinary research projects of Jewish Culture and discuss the future development plans for the project.
Jewish Cultures on the Map
Josef Sprinzak, Da'at Hamakom (ICORE), Hebrew University
Josef Sprinzak, Vocal performance artist, sound artist, teacher and researcher, among the first sound poets in Israel. Currently managing project "Jewish Cultures on the Map" in the “Daat Hamakom” Center for Modern Jewish Culture in the Hebrew University and also teaches in the Theater Studies department.
04 Facilitating Knowledge Sharing among Research Community Members around Conferences via Information Visualization
We report an on-going research which studies the potential of social media to facilitate knowledge sharing among research community members around conferences. As part of this research, we visualize the members’ research history and connections within a social media environment, and examine whether and how it contributes to members’ knowledge sharing. In our context, knowledge sharing in a research community is a socially-mediated process in which researchers exchange information with others, typically individuals with whom they have, or would like to have, a long-term collaboration or who have mutual interests. Conferences are a common setting for knowledge sharing, manifested in the form of research reports, either in progress, or completed. In addition, researchers who attend these conferences look for new opportunities to collaborate. Social media, in this regard, can foster knowledge sharing and the development of communities of practice, and enable, therefore, social production and exchange. The benefits of social media also include increasing the quality of connections among loosely connected professionals. Yet, empirical evidence indicates that researchers’ engagement in social media has all but reached its full potential, particularly with regard to sharing knowledge. Our research examines the use of social media supported by visualizations of the research community’s history, including researchers' information and history of publications, as well as the researchers' bibliographic coupling, as a facilitator for enhancing knowledge sharing around academic conferences. The visualization platform that was developed for our study, provides researchers with personalization tools for choosing between two views that present coupling of the community members’ papers along its history, by means of social network (SN) representation. One view is of 'citations couplings', showing connections between authors that quote each other in their papers, and the second one is of 'authors bibliographical coupling', presenting connections between authors’ that quote the same paper (not necessarily from the specific community). Moreover, the platform provides the ability to point at a specific node in the visualization SN, which represents a specific researcher (including oneself) in the community, and see how this researcher relates to others. The platform provides also several statistics regarding the content development by the community along the years such as the most cited papers, keywords distribution and how they were developed along the years and more. The visualization platform has been implemented for the Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE) community, and will be studied during the CHASE 2017 workshop, to be held at the end of May 2017, in which the first author serves as a co-organizer. We believe that the new approach we propose will initiate a change in the practice of sharing knowledge among community of researchers, and will motivate researchers to engage in the social media that facilitates this knowledge sharing, before and after the annual meeting of the community.
This study is part of an on-going research. Here is our former publication "1. Levy, M., Hadar, I., Te'eni, D., Unkelos-Shpigel, N., Sherman, S., Harel, N., (2016). "Social networking in an academic conference context: insights from a case study", Information Technology & People, Vol. 29 Issue 1, pp.51 – 68." Levy1, M., Gal1, I., Hadar2, I., Teeni3, D., Kliger2, D., Pnueli1, V., Moran1, S.
1 Shenkar, College of Engineering, Design, Art
2 University of Haifa
3 Tel-Aviv University
Ido Gal, Shenkar, on behalf of the research team
05 The Genocide Project
The purpose of the Genocide Project was to explore the meaning of genocide in modern times. I examine the term and its uniqueness and discuss the circumstances to the creation of the phenomenon and the possibilities of its prevention. Through the project I mapped out 10 of the most significant cases of genocide that has taken place in the past 100 years. I discuss the narrative and characteristics of each case and its implications on the society today.
Hila Ben Navat, Independent
Hila Ben Navat,independent. I am a senior designer with years of experience in various fields of branding, editorial and publication. I've been working for leading design agencies in London on various projects for global brands.
My diverse range of work spans across multiple disciplines including information design, typography, packaging and illustration.
I have graduated from Bezalel Academy of art and design with BA Hons in communication design in 2005 and completed an MA in communication design from Central Saint Martins, London in 2010.
01 תחקור ויזואלי של פעילות המשתמשים בבסיסי נתונים לצרכי אבטחת מידע
מערכת "גארדיום-יבמ" אוספת ומנתחת כמויות גדולות של נתונים עבור פעולות משתמשים בבסיסי נתונים במטרה למזער את הנזק בתחום אבטחת מידע והתקפות סייבר. מטרת מחקר זה היא לפתח ולהעריך כלים ויזואליים חדשים בתחום אבטחת המידע המשמשים להצגת נתונים של פעילות המשתמשים בבסיסי הנתונים.
ניתוח ראשוני של נתוני אבטחת המידע הנאספים ממערכת גארדיום, העלה ארבע נקודות עיקריות לפילוח הנתונים שישמשו לניתוח הפעילות וזיהוי החריגים: מהן הפעולות שבוצעו ע"י המשתמש? על אילו בסיסי נתונים פעולות אלה בוצעו?, מי ביצע פעולות אלה? ומתיי פעולות אלה בוצעו?
המחקר יתמקד בפיתוח של ארבעה אבות טיפוס וביצוע תהליך הערכה של כל אחד מהם: דיאגרמת Node-Link, דיאגרמת Sunburst, דיאגרמת Sankey ושיטה חדשה שנרשמה כפטנט - דיאגרמת Hierarchical Parallel Sets. כל אחד מאבות הטיפוס ישמש כמערכת הנתמכת על ידי ממשק משתמש המאפשר יכולות אינטראקטיביות לחיפוש נתונים.
Rotem Blinder, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
רותם בלינדר, סטודנטית במחלקה להנדסת תעשיה וניהול באוניברסיטת בן גוריון בנגב. מסיימת השנה תואר ראשון במחלקה, ושנה ראשונה בתואר שני מחקרי במחלקה- בהתמחות מדעי הנתונים.
במהלך שנת הלימודים האחרונה השתתפתי במסלול המהיר לתואר שני מסלול מית"ר.
התזה שלי עוסקת בתחקור ויזואלי של פעילות המשתמשים בבסיסי נתונים לצרכי אבטחת מידע.
פרויקט התזה נעשה בשיתוף עם חברת IBM.
02 Supporting unmanned aerial systems operations using ground-life visualizations
Directing and controlling unmanned aerial systems (UASs) is typically done by remote operators with or without some autonomous functionality of the UAS flight control system. In a typical operation of UASs in operational home-land security or civil domains, the operator receives and must attend to several inputs at the same time, i.e. sensor input from the camera/payload mounted on the craft, its position on a geographical map, flight data and system health. Operators may encounter difficulties in allocating attention to additional elements in the environment, or to attend to mission related information during the course of the mission. Mission related information can be data collected in past missions on the same target or other Intel information collected in other methods that is relevant to the area of operation (e.g., movements of elements on the ground, crowed behavior, terrain and path characteristics, etc.). Some of this data is not available to the operator even in the briefing before the mission, since it may be too complex to collect, extract, deliver or illustrate. The goal was to create a decision aiding tool that present the operator with relevant information in graphical form that may assist the operator in making mission related decisions. The decision support tool contains a set of aiding graphical visualizations, which make additional data (as described above) available to the UAS operator in the course of performing the mission; without hinder his ability to perform well on his main task. Consultation with professional UAS operators put a spotlight at their needs and the gaps in the current display of information. Following, several visualizations, describing the pattern of life on the ground, behavior in a target area, and terrain preferences were created and went under several evaluation stages. Selected visualizations have been realized in R with Shiny package. The project has introduced a concept for a decision support tool to provide UAS operators with simple and quick interpolation of complex data driven from big-data bases.
Yuval Zak, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
03 Where does my money go?
Everybody complains that they don’t get their money’s worth for the local services they get from their municipality, but very few actually know what they get for their local taxes. Citytax.co is an online application for providing citizens with data and insights about the municipality expenses on their family profile – not an average per citizen, but a detailed report about every local service they receive. Launched in the beginning of February 2017, Citytax.co has no equal in providing municipality expensed data tailored to the user’s profile.
Citytax.co is an initiative brought to life by a diverse team from the Negev and Tel-Aviv – Software development powering data analysis packaged in a top-notch UX/UI design, combined to create a simple to use tool for citizens from 19 municipalities in Israel, of over 1 million citizens/users. Citytax.co goal is to become the tool by which citizens and municipalities talk about the local services the municipally provide and how to improve them.
During our panel we will explore the process of making citytax, the challenges gathering it's data and visualize it for any person.
Also, we will discuss how platform as our own can improve our life quite easily, only if we knew how to read and "talk" the data around us.
My Panel members:
Hiila Oren - Lead designer
Yogev Sharvit - data specialist
Eran peretz & Aviram dayan - founders of Arrakis - development team
Ron Oren - Moderator
(One more guest) - We might add another panel member that relates to the municipal services.
(One more guest) - we might add another guest to focus on the future of marketing using data as key messages.
Also featured at The Marker >>
Ron Oren, daata.co
Ron Oren, Co-founder @ daata.co - data visualization design agency.
Over 10 Years hand on experience in marketing and global entrepreneurship, include ventures at China, USA, England and Israel.
daata.co specialises in conceptual execution for data challenges and overall design needs, we work closely with c-level manager in order to make a long lasting and effective brand impact.
04 אינפוגרפיקה בשירות מאבקים אזרחיים
כל מי שמצוי במאבקים אזרחיים יודע שמדובר בנושאים עתירי נתונים כלכליים, תהליכים חקיקתיים וסטטורים מסובכים, וחיבורים מסובכים בין הון לשלטון. כל אלו דורשים הנגשה כדי לאפשר לציבור להבין את הסיטואציות שנקלע לתוכן. אינפוגרפיקה היא כלי אדיר להנגשת המידע. בהרצאה נראה כמה וכמה דוגמאות לאינפוגרפיקות שגם פקחו עיניים וציידו את האזרחים בכלים למאבק, גם לכדו את תשומת לב התקשורת, וגם קדמו נצחונות. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEIwMd2gf1E
אסתי סגל, אקטיביסטית ומנגישת מידע לתועלת הציבור
אסתי סגל, אקטיביסטית ומנגישת מידע לתועלת הציבור, ארטדיירקטור בפרסום, לשעבר כתבת הספרות והתרבות של גלובס, עוסקת מאז מחאת קיץ 2011 בהנגשת מידע (כלכלי, חברתי, פוליטי) באמצעות אינפוגרפיקה והדמיית נתונים, ובמקביל גם בתחקירים כבסיס לדאטה ז׳ורנליזם בנושאי חברה, סביבה וקשרי הון שלטון.
05 KEYNOTE: Feminist Data Visualization and the View From Nowhere
What would feminist data visualization look like? Drawing on feminist approaches in Science & Technology Studies, Human-Computer Interaction, Digital Humanities and Critical Cartography, I will outline six preliminary principles, along with many examples, for what a feminist approach to data visualization can look like that were co-designed with my colleague Lauren Klein. While the dominant paradigm of data visualization is the "view from nowhere", a feminist approach opens up possibilities for the "view from a specific place, by a situated body, for a particular community". We can think of feminist data visualization as a way to address data literacy and inclusion issues as well as to expand our notion of what counts (and who counts) in a data visualization.
Catherine D'Ignazio, Assistant Professor of Civic Media & Data Visualization
Catherine D'Ignazio is a scholar, artist/designer and software developer who investigates how data visualization, data literacy and new forms of storytelling can be used for civic engagement and community empowerment. Her research at the intersection of technology, design & the humanities has been published in the Journal of Peer Production, the Journal of Community Informatics, and the proceedings of Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI). Her art and design projects have won awards from the Tanne Foundation, Turbulence.org and the Knight Foundation and exhibited at the Venice Biennial and the ICA Boston. D'Ignazio is an Assistant Professor of Civic Media and Data Visualization at Emerson College, a Faculty Director at the Engagement Lab and a Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Lab.