Stanford Seminar - Harnessing Data for Social Impact
In this YouTube video, the speaker discusses their work on "harnessing data for social good" and "empowering communities through visualization and social computing." They introduce their research lab, HDI's Lab, and its focus on socially impactful technologies. The speaker discusses their research in urban planning, placemaking, and text visual analytics. They then present a few selected projects, including UD Spaces, a tabletop-centered multi-display environment for engaging the public in urban design; Community Click, a system for capturing and reporting community feedback from town halls; and Community Pulse, a visual analytic tool for analyzing community input. The speaker concludes by discussing their vision for future work, including integrating AI, addressing sustainability, and building more inclusive and responsible visualization tools. They invite the audience to join their team in making this vision a reality.