The Temple of Poseidon, once a magnificent classical architecture overlooking the Aegean Sea, has laid in ruin since the end of the 4th century A.D. The Temple was first built in the 7th century B.C. and had been reconstructed three times between then and 146 B.C. Today, all that are left are some of its slender Doric columns and the base.
How can we better understand physical structures of the past today? 3D visualization comes to help. ...
Why and when to use visual resources?
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” When used appropriately, images, illustrations and graphics can enhance student learning by:
“What is life?”
How would a professor of a biology core class frame this question for his students on the first day of class and set the tone of inquiry for the rest of the quarter? Professor Jose Quintans, Dean and Master of Biological Science Collegiate Division, had some cool ideas. It involved some pretty neat visualization and videography all packed into a slide presentation. And so he contacted ASTS for help.
ASTS is proud to provide graphics and animation services for University of Chicago faculty. This short video clip provides an example of how graphs and statistics can be made more interesting through the use of animation. Using the technique of key-frame animation, our visualization expert Dale Mertes designed an impressive set of example graphs to show some possibilities for data visualization.