As a computer scientist with a focus on human-data interaction, my research interests lie where human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, information visualization, and CSCW meet – or also clash. I am intrigued by interdisciplinary research and collaboration that spans these different fields to understand and design human-data interaction and to create meaningful human-data experiences.
The overall goal of my research is to understand how to best support individuals or teams during data exploration and sensemaking:
- What kind of interaction and visualization techniques do they perceive as “natural” and easy-to-use?
- Which techniques are easier to learn and cognitively less demanding?
- How can we better support collaboration and navigation in large data sets?
- How can we avoid bias, false interpretations, and convey uncertainty or gaps in data?
- How can we harness novel post-WIMP (post-“Windows Icons Menus Pointer”) interaction techniques and devices for human-data interaction, e.g. multi-touch, pen input, gestures, tangible objects, virtual/augmented reality?