Seeing the Unseen: Visualization and Education

Thursday, 3 August, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Room 157

From its earliest days, ACM SIGGRAPH has focused on the importance of information visualization and on the use of interaction to aid and reinforce learning and understanding. This panel focuses on examples of using visualization at the university and high school levels. It reviews some of the history and potential of visualization in varied courses and settings, and it considers a well-established use of visualization (in teaching mathematics) and, in another case, beginning instruction in visualization, computer graphics, and related technologies at the high school level (teaching art, technology, and other subjects). Recent research findings are reviewed, and case studies suggest future developments in the use of visualization in educational settings.

Thomas G. West
Krasnow Institute
thomasgwest (at)

James Martinez
Wye River Upper School

J. Jerry Uhl
University of Illinois