Scientific visualizations are essential for the processes involved in generating and presenting scientific data. A glance at the most influential scientific journals today immediately shows how fundamentally important scientific visualizations are. Traditionally, art and illustration have played a key role in making scientific graphics. The field of data visualization has vastly grown with computer science, animation and graphic software, advanced art techniques, and information design. New technologies give us far more sophisticated tools to handle graphic design and data analysis.
The symposium explores how connections between art, design and science inspire and advance research, innovation and working processes in scientific data visualization. Speakers will share ideas for and processes of their work in visualization across disciplines. Talks and discussions will address how visual ideas and intentions are transformed by the use of different tools and technologies, how to meet the challenges of cross-discipline collaborations, how to gain and apply inspiration through multidisciplinary processes, and how these processes can enrich both the practice of science and art. The goal of the symposium is to establish best practices for the community to create, perceive and understand visualizations.