Ohio University

Visual Discovery Conference 2019

November 7-11

Visual Discovery Conference 2019

Bringing together premier faculty in the information design field from around the world, the Visual Discovery Conference allows students to collaborate on visual storytelling projects focused on specific regional themes. Now in its second year, the conference is coming to the US after being held in Venice, Italy, in 2018.

There is no registration fee for students participating in this conference.

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Click a specific date below to see the agenda for that day.
Thursday, Nov. 7
Friday, Nov. 8
Saturday, Nov. 9
Sunday, Nov. 10
Monday, Nov. 11

Thursday, Nov. 7: Visual Discovery Public Symposium

The conference will begin Thursday afternoon at the historic Athena Cinema in uptown Athens. We will be using the theater’s second-floor auditorium and providing free popcorn and soft drinks for attendees. Seating is limited and open to the public.

3 - 3:15 p.m.
Scott Titsworth, Tim Goheen

But, I’m Not Creative!
3:15 - 4 p.m.
Karl Gude, Michigan State University 

Data Visualization in China
4 - 4:15 p.m.
Catherine Ma, University of Miami, Florida

“Madeline through the Ages,” sorority photo project
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Madeline Lane, Ohio University 

Ten-minute break

Historical Gems, new book to be published by Taschen: “History of Information Graphics”
4:40 pm - 5:15 p.m.
Michael Stoll, Augsburg University, Germany

Reason Over Rules: Making good infographic decisions, book project with Alberto Cairo
5:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Alyssa Fowers, University of Miami, Florida 

Web mapping from A to Z
5:30 - 6 p.m.
Ana Mojica Myers, Ohio University

Tangible, Explorable Infographics
6:00 - 6:15 p.m.

Nina Krug, Nadine Ehrenberg, Lara Thiel and Simon Schabel, Augsburg University 

The World of XR
6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Adonis Durado, Ohio University

6:45 - 7 p.m.
Tim Goheen/John Grimwade 

7:30 p.m.

Workshop attendees will meet in Schoonover Center 145 auditorium for pizza

Friday, Nov. 8: Workshop Begins

The Scripps College of Communication, located in Schoonover Center, will be the gathering place for the conference. 
*NOTE: instructors are with the groups and guiding them throughout the program.

Workshop check-in
8 - 9:30 a.m.
Schoonover Center room 145

Introductions, Workshop topics (Mining, Athens Asylum, Beer Making), and Team and topic assignments
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Schoonover Center room 145

Topic Research: full use of VisCom labs and computers or leave campus to visit relevant locations
1 - 6 p.m.
various locations

Explore Athens
Free evening for workshop attendees to explore uptown Athens on their own 

Saturday, Nov. 9: Workshop

Teams: explore Athens, research topics and work on final projects
9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
various locations

Explore Athens
Free evening for workshop attendees to explore uptown Athens on their own 

Sunday, Nov. 10: Workshop

Teams: work with faculty instructors to put final touches on workshop project presentations. Type of visual presentation will be left to the discretion of the individual workshop teams and their instructors.
8:30 a.m.
- 4 p.m.
Various locations

6 - 9 p.m.
Zenner House, a historic private residence in Athens

Monday, Nov. 11: Presentations

Teams presentations
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Schoonover Center room 145

Workshop concludes
12 p.m.