DANS Fellow Kathleen Gregory starts new collaborative project ‘Talking Charts’

16 September 2021

The project combines perspectives and methods from Science & Technology Studies and Computer Science to investigate how graphs related to climate change and COVID-19 are made and understood by both researchers and the public. It is funded by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund.

‘Talking Charts’ is a three-year mixed-methods project exploring how people encode, understand and engage with the messages (and implicit assumptions) communicated by data visualizations, particularly those focusing on COVID-19 and climate change. The project team, with expertise in computer science and science & technology studies, will study and work with members of two case studies: 1) journalists and their readership and 2) researchers in the natural sciences, to develop and co-create tools and guidelines facilitating visual data understanding. 

We offer a pleasant work environment within a friendly, dynamic, international and young team in Vienna, one of the cities with the highest quality of life worldwide. The working language will be English, and we are committed to diversity and inclusion. 

PhD positions

The project offers two job openings for PhD candidates at the University of Vienna. The working language is English. Candidates with a background in Computing (with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction, Data Visualisation or Data Science) or in Information Science, Science and Technology Studies, or related areas are welcomed to apply. The project team includes Kathleen Gregory, Laura Koesten and Prof. Torsten Möller and will work in close collaboration with Prof. Sarah Davies.

Read more about the project and the job description here: 

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