Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Data Storytelling Hub

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Over the past decades, the surge in data generation for, about and by individuals has made data narratives increasingly complex, and often challenging for non-experts to understand. Our research aims to demystify these data narratives, enabling people to understand, interpret, and use data more effectively. By doing so, we promote clearer, more inclusive, and transparent human-data interactions in daily life.
As Human-Data-Interactions have significantly increased over recent years, it is important for design and HCI research to reconsider and refine current approaches to everyday data practices. Against a backdrop of information overload, the Data Storytelling Hub develops methodologies and tools designed to enable diverse audiences to engage with a variety of data types through novel methods considering More-than-Human perspectives using a participatory design approach.
Whether it is about interactive visualization or a tangible environment, our aim is to help people understand the stories behind the data by unlocking a world behind numbers.

As data visualization becomes increasingly pervasive, a fundamental question arises: How can we ensure that experts and non-experts actively participate in the design process of data-driven storytelling? Our research proposal, in collaboration with HUN-REN Centre for Energy Research, seeks to answer this critical question by delving into the design space of data-driven storytelling and developing innovative co-creation tools to enhance science communication.

Data is everywhere and making sense of it is becoming increasingly important. In this research, the focus is on how to involve non-experts in the data storytelling design process. The research aims to create new design tools for data storytelling, while also exploring ways to understand the effects and evaluate the experiences of different data storytelling strategies.

The history of Debrecen was fundamentally shaped by fires, which were frequent and devastating until the middle of the 19th century. The City of Debrecen, together with the Reformed Parish of the High Church, decided to commemorate these fires. Based on the minutes and written documents found in the Debrecen archives, Olga Kocsi was commissioned by MOME to create a data-based installation that showcases the history of the city's fires. Other MOME citizens also participated in the project, including researcher Mihály Minkó.

We work to find solutions to the challenges of protecting freshwater reedbeds. Reedbeds are natural habitats of great importance to aquatic life. However, the destruction and fragmentation of reedbeds has serious consequences for the ecosystem as a whole.

A research group at MOME Innovation Center, at the call of Albert-László Barabási, physicist and network researcher, have developed a joint project, in which a network drawing robot and an augmented reality (AR) application was presented.

This research aims to expand urban placemaking toolkits to species other than humans, combined with methodologies that prompt urban professionals to consider natural elements and ecological systems equal parts or users of the urban space.

Pollino is a more-than-human placemaking initiative intersecting design, ecology, and urban planning. It seeks to explore how to reimagine urban landscapes to better cater to the needs of pollinators and enhance biodiversity and resilience.

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Data Storytelling Hub Lead



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Research Hubs

Dwindling resources, changing needs, and sustainability concerns demand that we research and develop new materials. We follow a material-driven design approach to understand and redefine the dynamic between humanity and the materials that surround us to shape the future.

Amid the rapid development of human/computer interaction, we at the Immersion & Interaction Hub explore the speculative scenarios of immersive environments that allow us to have a fulfilling relationship to our natural environment and our own selves.

Climate change, social inequalities, urban mobility, and other pressing issues compel us to think together about ways design can support positive changes. Our hub’s participatory, practice-based design research contributes to creating a more sustainable economy and a resilient society for everyone.
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