Explore Explain S4 E5: Lora Oehlberg & Samuel Huron

Welcome to the fifth episode of the fourth season of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series about data visualisation design.

In this latest episode, I am delighted to welcome Lora Oehlberg, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Calgary in Canada, and Samuel Huron, Associate Professor in Design at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris in France.

We explore the story behind their work, with fellow co-authors Wesley Willett and Till Nagel, on the new book ‘Making with Data: Physical Design and Craft in a Data-Driven World‘, published December 2022, to learn more about the field of data physicalisation and the editorial process behind creating this book.

Here are links to some of the key references or resources mentioned during this episode:
  • The book’s companion blog posts
  • Dedicated twitter account
  • An article about the making of the cover page design
  • The ‘Data Physicalisation’ Dagstuhl seminar event from which this book’s development originated
  • A report summarising the results of this Data Physicalisation event
  • The ‘Gallery of Physical Visualizations and Related Artifacts’ collating a chronological gallery of physical visualizations and related artifacts, which was maintained by Pierre Dragicevic and Yvonne Jansen

Video Conversation

You can watch this episode using the embedded player below or over on the dedicated Explore Explain Youtube channel, where you’ll find all the other video-based episodes and curated playlists.

You can also watch a short highlights package of this episode, focusing on five key insights to emerge from the conversation. This video is on the same Explore Explain Youtube channel or through using the embedded player below.

Audio Conversation

To listen directly, visit this link or use the embedded podcast player below. The audio podcast is published across all common platforms (such as Apple, Acast, Spotify etc.), so you will find this series listed in their respective directories by searching for ‘Explore Explain’ or by manually entering – or copying/pasting – this url to your subscriptions – https://feed.pod.co/exploreexplain.