12/2016 [farewell]:Georges Hattab, who returns to Bielefeld.
Ciarán Llachlan Leavitt
10/23-28 2016 [VIS 2016]:BELIV 2016, Ana Crisan presents a paper On Regulatory and Organizational Constraints in Visualization Design and Evaluation and Tamara Munzner speaks at the panel On the Future of Evaluation and BELIV. Tamara also speaks on the VIS panel Pathways for Theoretical Advances in Visualization, and offers her tutorial on Visualization Analysis and Design. We're co-hosting the 6th annual West Coast Party.
by Matthew Brehmer, Bongshin Lee, Benjamin Bach, Nathalie Henry Riche, and Tamara Munzner was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). Matthew will present this paper at VIS 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.
10/2016 [talk]:Tamara Munzner's keynote talk, Visualization and Journalism: Four Vignettes, at Computation + Journalism, Sep 30 - Oct 1 2016 at Stanford. [slides]
06/2016 [talks]:Tamara Munzner gave a keynote talk entitled Visualization Analysis and Design at Information+, June 16 - 18, 2016 in Vancouver BC, Canada. Also at Information+, recent group alum Johanna Fulda gave a lightning talk entitled What’s up with Data Journalism in Canada? and visiting PhD student Georges Hattab gave a lightning talk on A Mnemonic Card Game for your Amino Acids, which also appeared in the Information+ Exhibition at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
06/2016 [talk]:Tamara Munzner gave her Visualization Analysis and Design talk at Graphics Interface (GI) 2016, June 1 - 3, 2016, in Victoria BC, Canada.
05/2016 [poster]:Antoine Ponsard, Francisco "Pax" Escalona, and Tamara Munzner was accepted at ACM CHI 2016, May 7 - 12, 2016, in San Jose CA, USA.
04/2016 [talk]:Tamara Munzner gave a keynote talk entitled Visualization Analysis and Design at IEEE PacificVis 2016, April 19 - 22, 2016, in Taipei, Taiwan.
03/2016 [thesis]:Matthew Brehmer successfully defended his PhD dissertation.
Matthew Brehmer attended a Dagstuhl seminar on Data-Driven Storytelling between February 7th and 12th along with a great group of researchers, designers, and journalists. A book on data-driven storytelling, written collaboratively by the seminar participants, is forthcoming.
Jon Schwabish talks with Tamara Munzner, Marti Hearst (University of California, Berkeley), Eytan Adar (University of Michigan), and Robert Kosara (Tableau Software) about best practices, ideas, experiences, and different approaches to teaching data visualization.
02/05/2016 [new course]:
Students at the UBC School of Journalism gained hands-on experience of data visualization in a new elective offered for the first time this year by Tamara Munzner. In this course, students developed fundamental data visualization concepts and skills, including wrangling, interpreting and presenting data in a journalistic context.
Tamara Munzner gave the Opening Keynote at the D3 Unconference, a one-day gathering of data visualization practitioners in San Francisco, CA.
11/13/2015 [podcast]:Enrico Bertini recaps the IEEE VIS'15 conference with Robert Kosara and UBC InfoVis alum Johanna Fulda in the bi-weekly podcast on data visualization.
The award is given in recognition of her foundational research that has 'produced a scientific basis for principles and design choices for visualization', which culminated in her 2014 book Visualization Analysis and Design from CRC Press.
10/25-30/2015 [VIS 2015]:
This year at VIS15, Tamara was the recipient of the 2015 IEEE VGTC Visualization Techical Achievement Award. Tamara also offered her Visualization Analysis and Design Tutorial and participated in the panel entitled: "Vis, The Next Generation: Teaching Across the Researcher-Practitioner Gap". She also spoke at the VIS16 Kickoff event.
8/26/2015 [reddit AMA]:
by Matthew Brehmer, Jocelyn Ng, Kevin Tate, and Tamara Munzner was accepted to IEEE InfoVis 2015. Matthew presented this paper in the Design Studies and Methodology session of IEEE InfoVis in Chicago on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015.
by Johanna Fulda, Matthew Brehmer, and Tamara Munzner was accepted to IEEE VAST (TVCG track) 2015. Johanna presented this paper in the Visual Analytics of Textual Data (II) session of IEEE VAST in Chicago on Friday, October 30th, 2015.
6/18/2015 [talk]:Johanna Fulda presented TimeLineCurator at a Vancouver Hacks/Hackers Meetup.
6/8/2015 [master class]:Tamara Munzner taught a Data Visualization Masterclass along with Gaël McGill, Sean O'Donoghue, Julian Heinrich, and Christian Stolte on June 8th at the University of Sydney. This event was part of the Vivid Sydney Light, Music, and Ideas festival.
5/19/2015 [talk]:Matthew Brehmer spoke at a Vancouver Data Visualization Meetup on "The Future of Data and Design … In Visualization Research".
We released a browser-based visualization tool for curating timelines generated from freeform text. Try it out and let us know what you think!
Book tour talks: Tableau, Microsoft Research, giCentreTamara Munzner spoke on Visualization Analysis and Design at Tableau Software 2/20, and Microsoft Research 2/19. Her seminar at City University London's giCentre was on Feb 3.
Data Stories #44: w/ Tamara MunznerEnrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner interview Tamara Munzner in their bi-weekly podcast on data visualization.
11/12/2014 [book launch]:
Fourth Annual West Coast Party at VIS14 (+ book launch)Hosted by UBC, University of Washington, Trifacta, and CRC Press.