Emma Slayton, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) fellow for data visualization at Carnegie Mellon University, spoke with AMT Lab about data visualization tools, techniques, and methods. Emma sees many opportunities for this science to develop in the non-profit and arts sectors.
As an archaeologist, Emma's expertise in data visualization comes from her use of computer modeling to hypothesize the location of early canoe routes in the Caribbean. Because of her focus in mapping, Emma has experience working with GIS and other data visualization tools. This knowledge aids her work at CMU, where she plans workshops and other content to promote the use of various data visualization methods, tools, and techniques for students.