Narrative Visualisation of Simulations for Force Design


DIP Contribution: $150,000

Project Summary: Narrative visualisation, which focuses on describing the stories behind the data, offers a potential approach to help an analyst rapidly understand the outcomes. A pilot developed jointly between UniSA and DST has demonstrated how this approach could be used to visualise storylines within simulations involving many actors.

This project will investigate further these narrative visualisation approaches combined with AI to: 1. Allow an analyst to understand the decisive events, causal relationships, and uncertainties within simulations; 2. Identify and understand meaningful trends, significant outliers and risks emerging from multiple simulation runs; 3. Explore how these techniques could be applied to real-time data and to other domains relevant to Defence.

Team Lead: University of South Australia’s Professor Bruce Thomas

Collaborating Partners: University of Adelaide, Defence Science and Technology, Saab Australia, Genix Ventures

Status: Ongoing