Designing Interactive Graphics for Validating and Interpreting Storm Track Model Outputs

Slingsby, A., Strachan, J., Dykes, J., Wood, J. & Vidale, P. (2011). Designing Interactive Graphics for Validating and Interpreting Storm Track Model Outputs. Paper presented at the GeoViz workshop, Mar 2011, Hamburg, Germany.

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Abstract

We report on some initial work in which we designed interactive graphics to help climate scientists identify and extract good examples of simulated storm-tracks from a large dataset to help disseminate information to various audiences. A side-effect of this work was that the exploratory potential offered by the interactive graphics helped our climate scientist coauthors validate and interpret their data in a way that was not previously possible for them. We are extending this work to provide support for a wider range of validation and interpretative tasks, with a focus on answering questions of relevance to the insurance industry. We describe our collaborative approach, that draws on ideas from ’patchwork prototyping’ [2, 5] in which a rapid iterative process of design, implementation and testing, is used to help provide the functionality to support a set of ‘user stories’.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: School of Informatics > Department of Information Science
School of Informatics > giCentre
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/561

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