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Seeing and Believing: Examining The Role Of Visualization Technology In Decision-Making About The Future


Abstract Images are ubiquitous in communicating complex information about the future. From political messages to extreme weather warnings, they generate understanding, incite action, and inform expectations with real impact today. The future has come into sharp focus in recent years. Issues like climate change, gene editing, and smart cities are pushing policy makers, scientists, and designers to rethink how society plans and prepares for tomorrow. While academic and practice communities have increasingly turned their gaze toward the future, little attention is paid to how it is depicted and even less to the role visualization technologies play in depicting it. Visualization technologies are those that transform non-visual information into 2D or 3D ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Selkirk, Kaethe (Author) / Selin, Cynthia (Advisor) / Wylie, Ruth (Committee member) / Boradkar, Prasad (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Urban planning / Architecture / Decision-Making / Design / Futures / Technology / Urban Development / Visualization
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 159 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Science and Technology Policy 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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