User-Centered Visualization

Sep 23, 2014 · Cambridge, United States of America

Abstract:

People are relying on visualizations to make increasingly high-impact, even life-critical decisions. How can we ensure that these people have the best visualizations for the decisions they face? Meeting this challenge requires a new design perspective that considers the strengths and limitations of our innate perceptual and cognitive abilities. In this talk, Lane will share several recent projects from his lab that explore the role of the user in visualization. These include: 

1) modeling visualization performance to find perceptually-optimal designs, 

2) exploring how cognitive states like emotion impact visualization effectiveness, and 

3) identifying cognitive differences that challenge the notion of visualization design being one-size-fits all.

Bio:

Lane Harrison is a postdoc in the Visual Analytics Lab @ Tufts University (VALT). Before joining VALT, Lane received his Ph.D. in computer science from UNC-Charlotte, where he worked in the Charlotte Visualization Center. Lane has also spent several summers developing cyber security visualization systems for U.S. National Labs.

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