Stream leader: Dr Juan Castilla
In spite of all advances in data science and big data, relevant research confirms that data are not sufficient to influence and change human behaviour. Human stories do – especially when presented in highly interactive visual ways. Using the latest research on visual storytelling we explore various patterns of “visualisation through data” that could be used to educate, motivate or persuade a wide group of stakeholders (e.g. policy makers, everyday citizens, politicians, multidisciplinary researchers, educators) to take positive action. By creating an open environment for data exploration (i.e. a Visual atlas) we will empower this community of stakeholders to examine data in their own way guided by their own decision needs. Rather than just collecting and presenting data in a visual way, this complex human-centered visual environment will enable people to examine relevant problems “through data”, engage in important conversations and ultimately, use interactive storytelling to enact change.
Platform cooperatives (future of sharing economy), Cooperatives and mutuals (CME) industry
Partners / collaborators
Ideas for student projects
- Influencing equity and diversity conversations through visual storytelling
- Visualising impact of fast fashion and strategies for reducing its impact
- Understanding the social & environmental impact of cooperatives through visual storytelling
- What makes visual storytelling persuasive?
- Living data visualisation environments – strategies and practices
- Visualising international platform cooperatives – growth, impact and call for change
- Influencing sustainable student behaviour through visual storytelling