ALifeVis2020: Visualization Principles and Techniques for Research in ALife
A tutorial held at ALife 2020
Presenter: Michael McGuffin, Associate Professor, ETS, Montreal, Canada
Slides will be posted here.
Topics I plan to cover:
- basic theory of the design of charts and information visualizations, including the hierarchy of visual channels and practical color theory;
- techniques for visualizing multidimensional multivariate data (glyphs, parallel coordinates, scatterplot matrix, and others);
- a 5-minute design exercise for the audience to get folks thinking;
- a brief critique of some example visualizations taken from papers on artificial life and related fields;
- suggested visualization strategies for research in ALife (ideas for visualization of trees, of networks, of time series data, of time-varying artificial chemistries, of time-varying cellular automata);
- some remarks on 2D vs 3D visualizations / virtual reality;
- pointers to textbooks, classic papers, surveys, and software libraries related to information visualization.