Why is uncertain data so hard for people to understand? Why is uncertain data so hard to visualize well? It may be because the way we've been taught to model and visualize uncertainty is at odds with the way we experience uncertainty in real life. In this talk, Jessica will present the science behind how people reason best with uncertainty, along with visualizations that tackle uncertainty. She will highlight some of the intriguing findings from her own studies of how people use these new types of visualizations in this space and her own work. She will walk the audience through how to design "experienceable" visualizations of uncertainty.
About our Speaker:
Jessica Hullman is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on how visualizations and other interactive representations can make complex information more comprehensible to broad audiences. She has explored topics such as data-based storytelling, measurement cognition, text simplification, and understandable uncertainty visualization.