Dr. Pierre Dragicevic from Aviz / Inria, France is visiting us between March 11 and 13. He is giving a talk on March 12 at 10:00 in TUAS TU2, after which he will join us for the HCI seminar. Pierre is well-renowned in Information Visualization and Human-Computer Interaction for pioneering new research areas, such as data physicalization and for pushing research boundaries, as in his recent work on ‘Bad Stats are Miscommunicated Stats: Towards a Statistical Reform in HCI and Visualization’, which we will further discuss with him over dinner on March 12. If you would like to join us for dinner or if you would like to talk to him, please email Luana Micallef .
Recent and Future Information Visualization Research at Inria / Aviz
Thursday, 12th March, 10:00 – 11:00
Lecture Room R037/TU2, TUAS building, Otaniementie 17, 02150 Espoo
Abstract: The goal of information visualization is to study how computer-supported visual representations of data can reinforce human cognition. In this talk, I will give a panorama of recent and ongoing information visualization research carried out in the Aviz team at Inria, France. This panorama will be unavoidably biased towards the research projects I was personally involved in, and will emphasize two themes: studying the psychology of information visualization, and leveraging emerging technologies in information visualization. I will describe recent research projects covering these two areas, as well as our future research directions. I will conclude with a few reflections and lessons learned, including the need to go beyond mainstream infovis research questions and to question well-established notions, the importance of cross-fertilization with other disciplines, and the need to better understand the technological artifacts we are contributing to create.
Bio: Pierre Dragicevic defended his PhD thesis on human-computer interaction in Nantes, France, in 2004, after which he worked as a post-doc at the Université Toulouse III, in the IntuiLab company, and at the University of Toronto, Canada. In 2007, he joined the Aviz team at Inria in France as a permanent research scientist, where he has been working on topics such as animated visualizations, physical visualizations, perception and motor control, and visualizations for judgment and decision making.