The GVL is an interdisciplinary laboratory, with a research interest that lies at the intersection of social geography and visual communication. The main objective of the lab is to critically examine various characteristics of the built environment in relation to social aspects and explore innovative visual methods that effectively communicate complex geospatial information. The GVL offers an interdisciplinary learning environment where students can learn and advance the methods of how to build an in-depth inventory of geospatial data attributes and produce analytic and interpretive visualizations.
The present built environment is a physical manifestation of various elements that are distinct and independent as well as connected and integrated. Visual presentation is one of the most promising methods to better understand built environments that is shaped by social, cultural, economic, and environmental factors. The GVL aims to advance the visualization methods that effectively measure and communicate various determinants of urban morphology as well as characterize, classify, and assess it in relation to social needs. The lab aims to build community partnerships related to data-driven visualizations and positively impact stakeholders’ decision-making processes.
Sungduck Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Apparel Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, & Retail Merchandising