From initial idea to implementation.
The development of the visualisations follows 6 essential steps >
There are many skills involved in developing effective visualisations for education. Not only does it require good programming skills, it also needs a sound understanding of educational design and insight into how students learn. It is difficult to acquire this wide skill set when working in isolation. ImpVis therefore develops its visualisations in staff-student partnerships (read more about what this means on our About page). Our members benefit from each other’s expertise as learners and instructors.
Once started on a visualisation, it is common to have many new ideas for improvement. However, this can lead to a visualisation never being finished to a sufficient standard to be used by learners. We therefore follow an agile development process: ensuring that ‘version 1.0’ of each visualisation is uploaded for review as soon as the initial design has been realised, before implementing further extensions. The team’s review process helps visualisations become ready for release - altogether this means that more of our members achieve the satisfaction of seeing their visualisation put to good use by learners.