096  |  Innovation from Research with Jarke Van Wijk


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We have Jarke Van Wijk on the show this week. Jarke is a professor of visualization in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology and an important historical figure (shall we say legend?) in visualization research.

Many amazing innovative techniques have been developed in his lab, including the widely adopted squarified treemaps (treemaps optimized to use rectangles as close as possible to squares) and hierarchical edge bundling (a technique to bundle the links of a graph together).

In this episode we hear the stories behind many of the innovations developed by Jarke and his group. Jarke also speaks to us about how to make cool stuff; the relationship between design, engineering and research; and artistry in visualization.

Enjoy the show!

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