1950 University Ave, Suite 200
Berkeley, California 94704

Free and open to the public, followed at 4pm with a Social Jam that includes refreshments - and beer. It would be helpful if you mark attending/watching above.

Jeffrey Heer, UCB - Voyagers and Voyeurs: Supporting Asynchronous Collaborative Information Visualization

In this talk, I will describe describe mechanisms for asynchronous collaboration in the context of information visualization, recasting visualizations as not just analytic tools, but social spaces. I'll discuss the design and implementation of sense.us, a web site supporting asynchronous collaboration across a variety of visualization types. The site supports view sharing, discussion, graphical annotation, and social navigation and includes novel interaction elements. Finally, I will report the results of user studies of the system, observing emergent patterns of social data analysis, including cycles of observation and hypothesis, and the complementary roles of social navigation and data-driven exploration.Webpage: vis.berkeley.edu/papers/sense.us

Jeff Heer is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley in the Computer Science Division and the Berkeley Institute of Design, where he researches various topics in human-computer interaction, particularly information visualization and social computing. His advisor is Professor Maneesh Agrawala. Over the years, Jeff has additionally worked at Xerox PARC, IBM Research, Microsoft Research, and Tableau Software. Jeff is also the author of prefuse, an open-source framework for creating interactive visualizations. Webpages: jheer.org, vis.berkeley.edu

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Added by berkeleybohemian on June 12, 2007