The ImpVis project team consists of staff and students from Imperial College London. We create interactive online visualisations on abstract concepts spanning a wide range of topics. Each visualisation is developed for implementation within a particular STEM module - staff and students work in partnership to achieve the most effective educational design.
A word from our ImpVis project lead, Dr Caroline Clewley
The partnership draws its strength from equally valuing staff and students’ expertise. Members of staff are experts in teaching and their subject-specific domain; students have the expertise of being learners and understanding the student audience. Each respects the insight of their partner.
A partnership means joint ownership of both the development process and the final product. Both staff and students contribute to the decision-making of how to work on the visualisation, and both make decisions on visualisation look and functionality.
The responsibility for the visualisation and its development is shared, but not equal. It is jointly up to the staff and students involved in the partnership to define who is responsible for what. Usually, the student is responsible for the coding process, and the staff member is responsible for ensuring the visualisation is factually correct.
ImpVis was founded in 2017 at Imperial College London, under the name of Imperial Visualisations. It was awarded the Excellence Grant for Learning and Teaching Innovation, which funded its development for three consecutive years.