5 Surprises when Visualising for Space: What you may not have realised about data from Low-Earth Orbit
With the explosion of interest in commercial space in recent years, there is now a huge influx of data flowing in from orbit. This has many implications for human society, but only if we can unlock its insights. Let's discuss challenges in designing visualisations with a designer who used to work in space, sharing some of his most surprising findings while constantly balancing explainability with the inherent complexity of space.
Yong Lin is a multi-disciplinary designer who previously worked on data visualisations in many domains. Owing to his industrial design background and technical art and animation experience in the AAA game industry, he helped Spire Global, a Silicon Valley new space data company, to design and develop both marketing visualisations and internal tools for their satellite constellation.
He has also contributed to the development of a virtual reality anatomy curriculum in the Keio-NUS CUTE research lab to aid medical students in understanding complex structures in the human body. His interests include sleeping, one of the best ways to visualise his dreams.
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