We have Jarke Van Wijk on the show this week. Jarke is a professor of visualization in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology and an important historical figure (shall we say legend?) in visualization research.
Many amazing innovative techniques have been developed in his lab, including the widely adopted squarified treemaps (treemaps optimized to use rectangles as close as possible to squares) and hierarchical edge bundling (a technique to bundle the links of a graph together).
In this episode we hear the stories behind many of the innovations developed by Jarke and his group. Jarke also speaks to us about how to make cool stuff; the relationship between design, engineering and research; and artistry in visualization.
Enjoy the show!
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- Jarke Van Wijk Website
- Eagereyes guest post: Jarke ‘Jack’ Van Wijk’s List of Influences
- Paper: “The Value of Visualization” (2005)
- Jarke’s VIS 2013 Capstone (video)
- Martin Wattenberg’s Map of the Market
- Treevis.net: A Visual Biography of Tree Visualization
- Unfolding the Earth: Myriahedral Projections
- YouTube video of Unfolding the Earth: Myriahedral Projections
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