Illustrating complex issues in easy-to-understand images--visualization methods make it possible. And the possibilities have not been exhausted by a long shot: At IEEE VIS in Berlin, even the smallest bits of data turn heads. Experts from around the world present their approaches to taming big data, accommodating different screen sizes and catering to the human eye. As always, however, it is a hunt for topics that have thus far been lacking in visualization. And there again this year is Fraunhofer IGD.
How many grains of rice need to be taken from a pile of rice before it’s no longer a pile?--The question has yet to be definitively answered. With cohorts, it’s the other way around but before health professionals address this question, we are using artificial intelligence to create cohorts. Cohorts generally describe groups of patients who have relevant commonalities. Fraunhofer IGD is developing tools for interactive data analysis in close consultation with clinical users. They compile a patient group and, with the help of custom visual analysis tools, see immediately whether a cohort is promising and how that cohort can be refined.
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In interactive simulations, real-time visualizations are not only useful, they are decisive. Simulating every process step separately is an inefficient use of time. Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) often cannot afford the occasionally expensive software packages, including the necessary hardware, so they are unable to keep up with the competition. The EU project “CloudiFacturing” is boosting the digitization of the manufacturing industry: European SMEs are given access to state-of-the-art, complex modeling and simulation software from the cloud. These high-performance tools are linked with available operating data on a digital marketplace, so companies can profit directly.
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If all this high technology leaves you wanting a breather, our colleagues in Graz, Austria are certainly happy to recommend a break at the Murinsel. Finding out about this architectural beauty does not require poring over long-winded brochures: The “InfoLand” software processes information to make it simple, clear and interactive. Everything you would want to find out about an organization is presented on a multitouch interface. This virtual journey is enriched with text, images, videos and 3D models. All information is presented in a very natural and intuitive way without becoming cluttered. If you are interested in using “InfoLand” as a marketing tool, Fraunhofer Austria can expand the basic functions as desired and adapt “InfoLand” to your individual needs and design specifications. This software is being developed in collaboration with Fraunhofer Singapore and the Technical University of Graz.
More research on visual decision-making aids at Fraunhofer Austria