Human Aspects of Visualization



The workshop "Human Aspects of Visualization" seeks to survey and expand our understanding of the cognitive and perceptual issues of interactive visualization and visual analytics and to bring together researchers interested in these issues. It will be a full-day workshop at the INTERACT 2009 conference (see: INTERACT website).

Bob Spence, Imperial College London, will give the keynote speech. An abstract of his talk can be found here: PDF.


For a list of accepted talks and the preliminary schedule, please have a look on the tab "The Workshop"!

The workshop is open for everyone who is interested in the talks and topics! Please note that you must register for INTERACT'09 and the workshop (see: INTERACT website).

This workshop is an official IFIP event and is jointly organized by IFIP WG 13.7 on Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization and the EU VISMASTER Coordinated Action on Visual Analytics. The following people are responsible for the workshop:

  • Achim Ebert. German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany (
    Achim is conducting research in human-centered visualization, especially focusing on visualization on and interaction with large, high-resolution or three-dimensional displays. He is chairing the IFIP working group 13.7 on Human- Computer Interaction & Visualization.
  • Alan Dix. Lancaster University, UK. (
    Alan has worked in HCI research for 25 years and is an author of one of the most widely used textbooks in the area. His interests are eclectic from design methods for fun experiences to formal modeling and digital light. He has been involved in aspects of visualization research since the mid 1990s and is currently leading the work package on cognitive and perceptual issues in the European VisMaster project.
  • Nahum Gershon. The MITRE Corp., USA (
    Nahum combines creative and logical approaches to visual and verbal representations of information. This includes designing digital representations in very large displays. These representations take into account individual perceptive capabilities and workflow as well as social interaction.
  • Margit Pohl. Vienna University of Technology, Austria (
    Margit studied Computer Science and Psychology in Vienna. In her research she tries to build bridges between both disciplines. Her main research interests are Human- Computer Interaction and Cognitive Psychology. In her research she has analyzed human perceptual processes of users working with Information Visualization tools.

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