As Knowinnovation worked with the core team of NESCent funded project Phenoscape to organize a collaborative meeting last month, we stumbled upon what seems to be a growing challenge with the increase in the amount of data that is available to scientists: how to see and show that data so people can make better make sense of it.
We’d done some thinking in the area of visualization before; a few years ago we facilitated an Ideas Lab about biological imaging. One of the participants at that event was was Karl Gude, a teacher from Michigan State University who in a previous life was director of the infographics for Newsweek Magazine. He’s also a member of the team on one of the projects that was funded from that Ideas Lab, the Open Tree of Life. Keep reading »