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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00134
Title
Real-Time Metaphorical Visualization of Multi-Dimensional Environmental Data
Author
Eric Aley
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
Master of Science in Visualization Sciences
Year
2006
Number of Pages
51
University
Texas A&M University
Thesis Supervisor
Carol LaFayette
Supervisor e-mail
lurleen AT viz.tamu.edu
Other Supervisor(s)
Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
Architecture
Languages Familiar to Author
English
URL where full thesis can be found
Keywords
Multi-dimensional metaphor
Abstract: 200-400 words
This research explores the process of reformulating multiple data sets into metaphorical representations. The representations must coherently intertwine into a multi-level metaphor that constrains their forms. A working installation has been created, using the natural environment as a metaphor for the built environment. Numerical measurements of weather conditions inside of Texas A&M’s Langford architectural building are translated into visual metaphors that map to the metaphor of a landscape – rainfall, wind strength, grass color, and lightning – to visually describe the state of the building in real time.