Waldek’s role within the project involves the visualisation of downloaded and analysed data. He is always on the lookout for a visual form that helps reveal new information, patterns, and regularities. He is responsible for the design designs and programming of visualisations and tools, both for internal Medialab use, and those that will be available in installation form at the exhibition or on the web. He also participates in data processing and analysis at earlier research stages.
Paulina is responsible for developing design frameworks for the visualisation tools with which to illustrate the state of culture in Katowice. The methodology and tools she uses to streamline team decision-making and select appropriate visual solutions are based on design and visual thinking. This kind of approach translates directly into a practice of visualising our research results on an ongoing basis, and has a bearing on the decisions relating to the final exhibition and the promotional strategy for the Shared Cities project in Katowice.
- Łukasz Mirocha: What tools do you use to design and share visualisations? Do you also develop your own solutions from scratch?
Paulina: As regards the ongoing visualisation of the results, I offer support with the styling of visualisations at the final stages of the process. This mainly involves delivering visualisation components that later get into programmed in with e.g. d3. Such graphic components, normally created as vector objects in Adobe Illustrator, are then used to develop systems for different types of visualisations.