The Northeastern Visualization Consortium (Nuvis) coordially Invites you to an upcoming lecture this Friday:
RE-CENTERING HUMAN CENTERED VISUALIZATION
WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
February 23, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
West Village G 102
450 Parker Street, Boston MA, 02115
Data visualization is making strides in delivering new tools, techniques, and systems to analysts engaged in data analysis and communication. But providing more options leads to a paradox of choice- how do creators of data visualizations navigate the tradeoffs between available design and techniques? One promising approach towards addressing this growing problem is to quantify and model the role of the human in data visualization. In this talk I’ll share recent developments ranging from modeling low-level perceptual processes in visualization, to quantifying higher level concepts like engagement in interactive visualizations. Re-centering visualization on the human not only aids creators in designing data visualizations, but also leads to new opportunities for next-generation visualization tools, techniques, and systems.
Lane Harrison is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to joining WPI, Lane was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University. Lane’s research leverages cognitive and perceptual principles to advance the science of information visualization and visual analytics. Visualization has emerged as an indispensable tool for analysis and understanding. As the world is beginning to rely on data to make high-impact, even life-critical decisions, the goal of this research is to ensure that people have the best possible interfaces to data for the decisions they face.