New Article Published on Data Visualizations

The CRC team published a new article in Cogent Social Sciences that explores how data visualizations can serve as integral components of online climate change research dissemination strategies. They are effective and efficient ways for attracting diverse public audiences and delivering research information in a timely fashion. However, they can be highly varied in terms of form and ways of interaction, and this raises questions about the particular qualities of such media that influence their ability to connect with and inform diverse audiences. This study addresses these questions by building visualizations of secondary energy production and consumption trends in Canada and evaluating their impact through focus group methodology. Check out the PDF version of "A picture is worth a thousand data points: Exploring visualizations as tools for connecting the public to climate change research" to learn more.