Human Aspects of Visualization


This workshop, co-organized by IFIP WG TC13.7 on "HCI and Visualization" and the European VisMaster Coordinated Action, 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 outline the research required to understand which aspects of analysis most closely match human capabilities, and how interactive visual support should be designed and adapted to make optimal use of human capabilities, in terms of information perception and processing. This is a challenging agenda and will need to take into account many factors including user role, tasks, collaborations, interests and previous knowledge.

Topics of interest include: models of visualization and interaction, perceptual aspects (visual discrimination, gestalt, etc.), visualization of machine learning, visualizing uncertainty, studies of use of visualization systems, distributed cognition and visualization, social and collaborative aspects of visualization and interaction, organizational and political context of visualization, display technology, interactive mobile visualization, usability and evaluation aspects.

The workshop goals require the cooperation of scientists from different disciplines addressing aspects of visualization and analysis. This will enable a mapping between foundational theories in the different research areas to support ongoing collaboration between researchers in these fields. This will include those already working at the intersection of HCI, Visualization and Visual Analytics and also related areas such as data mining, data management, perception and cognition.

Workshop schedule (draft) - Monday, August 24, 2009
08:00 Registration opens
09:00 Session 1: Introduction, Keynote
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Session 2: Accepted talks
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Session 3: Accepted talks (cont.)
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Session 4: Panel session, research agenda, etc.
17:00 Day stops

The full and detailed version of the schedule can be found here: Schedule (PDF, V2).

List of accepted talks:

  • Connor Upton: Visual Analytics: Design Challenges and Design Frameworks
  • Harri Siirtola: Evaluation of Interactive Information Visualizations: The HCI Approach
  • Mikkel Jackobsen: Challenges in designing fisheye interface
  • Gerrit van der Veer: Teaching Visual Design as a Holistic Enterprise
  • Stephanie Deutsch: Investigating the perceptual aspects of tag clouds from a semantic clustering approach
  • J├╝rgen Ziegler: Faceted visual exploration of RDF data
  • Andreas Kerren: Visualization of Workaday Data
  • Susanne Bleisch: A meta-framework of methodological approaches exemplified by 3D geovisualization research