(2024 March 9) SEEING THE FUTURE: How To Use Rapid Collaborative Visualization to Convert Concepts t

When:  Mar 9, 2024 from 11:00 to 12:35 (PT)
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AIAA LA-LV 3/9 Section (Town Hall) Meeting

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Saturday, March 9, 2024, 11 AM PST (GMT -0800)

Mar 09

(2024 March 9) SEEING THE FUTURE introduces Rapid Collaborative Visualization (RCV)

SEEING THE FUTURE: How To Use Rapid Collaborative Visualization to Convert Concepts to Capabilities in Innovation Ecosystems

Rick Baumgartner and Dennis Leung

Learning Outcomes:
1. Recognize Rapid Collaborative Visualization (RCV) as an essential core competency for innovation teams.
2. Acquire insights into various types of RCV, understand typical applications, and realize RCV’s inherent "hard" and "soft" benefits.
3. Understand fundamental RCV best practices.
4. Initiate your journey into RCV, leveraging existing knowledge within your team.

Lawndale Library
14615 Burin Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260
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Mar 09, 2024 11:00am PT - Mar 09, 2024 12:35pm PT

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Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section

SEEING THE FUTURE introduces Rapid Collaborative Visualization (RCV), a cutting-edge evolution of traditional visualization tailored for today’s innovation-driven environments. RCV empowers diverse teams to collaboratively construct and engage with dynamic visual representations of data and information, spanning components, physical and digital systems, and complex projects and missions.

In the context of the challenging strategic landscape outlined in the National Defense Science & Technology Strategy 2023, SEEING THE FUTURE advocates rapid development to address critical imperatives:

  • Cost-Effectiveness: RCV helps maximize return on investment (ROI) in human capital and technology in fixed-price contracts
  • Risk Mitigation: RCV helps minimize risks such as schedule delays, scope creep, resource constraints, and misaligned expectations
  • Accelerated Stakeholder Engagement: RCV expedites stakeholder and customer buy-in, fostering early and ongoing support
  • Clarity for Non-Specialist Audiences: RCV demystifies intricate projects, systems, and missions for audiences without specialized knowledge
  • Elevated Team Ideation: RCV enhances team creativity and engagement throughout the project lifecycle

Aligned with the urgency of this "decisive decade," classic tools such as lengthy slide presentations and reports fall short of generating sufficient ideation, iteration, and interaction.

Applicable across the entire innovation lifecycle, from initial concept through ideation and proposal to delivery, RCV also excels in troubleshooting and revitalizing projects facing challenges.

SEEING THE FUTURE provides a comprehensive exploration of RCV, offering:

● A working definition of RCV

● Key categories of RCV, including illustrative video examples

● A rapid review of essential tools and techniques

● A concise summary of best practices

● Curated resources for ongoing learning

For science and technology R&D teams today, Rapid Collaborative Visualization transcends being a mere "nice to have" – it emerges as a fundamental CORE COMPETENCY imperative for success in evolving and competitive innovation ecosystems.

Rick Baumgartner

Emmy-nominated Visual Effects Producer

VFX, Graphics, and Post-Production producer for SEA STRIKE 2043


An Emmy-nominated Visual Effects Producer, Rick recently served as VFX, Graphics, and Post-Production producer for SEA STRIKE 2043: an 11-minute limited distribution film for the US Navy depicting future technology, weapons, and human-machine interfaces operating in a high-stakes sea battle in 2043. With a lifelong interest in aviation and aerospace, Rick is currently dedicated to developing rapid visualization frameworks to enable innovators to maximize return on investment (ROI) in human capital and technology, minimize schedule and budget risk, expedite stakeholder and customer buy-in, and demystify intricate projects, systems, and missions for non-specialist audiences.

Dennis Leung

Founding partner of Dibashi Consulting

Formerly with Northrop Grumman Space Divisions

Formerly with NASA Dryden Research Center (Hypersonic Vehicle Division)


Dennis Leung is a founding partner of Dibashi Consulting which assists private ventures, government organizations and higher learning foundations with top to bottom technical expertise in space based products.


Before founding Dibashi Consulting, Dennis was Northrop Grumman Space Divisions lead Innovative Engineering Strategist and was responsible for developing and constructing a modernized production facility, including advanced manufacturing technologies such as robotics, digital signage, data consolidation, augmented and virtual reality systems. He also spent over 15 years in senior management roles on many satellite programs, including one of the few lunar missions in the last decade.


Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Dennis was with NASA’s Dryden Research Center working on Hypersonic vehicles and was responsible for testing and operations of flight line activities. Previous to his work at NASA, Dennis was a government liaison contractor with the US NAVY involved with their submarine based missile systems.


In addition to being a passionate engineer, Dennis is an advocate of educating the generation of engineers through outreach events at universities and various other learning institutions.

[AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section], [contact@aiaa-lalv.org], [https://www.aiaa-lalv.org]


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