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Data Visualization Zone

A finger using a touchscreen device with images of data on the device screen

The Data Visualization Zone in the W. W. Hagerty Bookmark Cafe is available to student exploration of data retrieval and visualization, mapping and analysis with geographic information systems (GIS), and the use of gesture to manipulate images. The Zone is a place for students to explore this area of data literacy alone, in a group or with assistance and includes a large scale interactive display space to experiment with innovative technologies/media and data.

Highly visible within the Cafe space, the Zone provides a place for students from any discipline to view sample data visualization projects, as well as visualize and interact with their own class or research data during hours the Library is open, deepening their data literacy skills.

Students will be to use a new 80 inch flat panel monitor as well as gesture interaction capability through a Microsoft Kinect and Ubi interface via projector and screen installation. Students will be able to engage in data visualization through pre-installed statistical software and data sets as well as 3D and interactive mapping with GIS. Two workstations are available for use after checking out a wireless keyboard and mouse from the Circulation Desk.