Visualizing the future of transport
Visualization is about presenting things that otherwise can be hard to understand in reality. New technologies and the evolving need to communicate between different fields/sectors expand the use and necessity of visualization.
- When it comes to transport data the amount can be infinite so in the transport visualization world finding out how you give people access to a material that becomes understandable is a major issue, says Beata Stahre, PhD, currently holding a post-doc position in Visualization at Chalmers University of Technology.
While a text has to be interpreted by the reader a picture might, due to greater complexity, be a simplification. Visualization, on the other hand, can by using advanced images and simulations convey complex information in a more apprehendable way. Interactive digital 3D models, simulators and aerial photography are some examples of visualization. They are ways of facilitating understanding between different actors and groups and also between the general public, politicians and academia.
- It is about visualizing the complexity in different perspectives. Put simply, visualization is a tool for communication, says Monica Billger, Professor in Visualization and architecture at Chalmers University of Technology.
- By showing new solutions and new ways to think, visualization makes it possible to test the future, says Monica Billger.
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