Visualization and Analytics Seminar

As part of the requirements of qualifying The University of Washington as one of five Regional Visualization and Analytics Centers (RVAC), I designed and coordinated a seminar — inviting people who I had worked with who represented each topic well and were sure to coordinate a strong interactive discussion on the topic.


Recommended Reading List

Introductory Movies:
  • Why Visual Analytics      
  • Creating the R&D Agenda for Visual Analytics

    Seminar Textbook: Illuminating the Path
  • Executive Summary      
  • Grand Challenges      
  • The Science of Analytical Reasoning      
  • Visual Representations and Interaction Technologies      
  • Data Representations and Transformations      
  • Production, Presentation, and Dissemination      
  • Moving Research into Practice      
  • Appended Recommended Bibliography

    Week 1 Readings:
  • John Stasko's Information Visualization Lecture      
  • Jin Yang's Visualization of Large Databases Lecture      
  • Marti Hearst's Information Visualization and Presentation Lecture      

    Week 2 Readings:
  • Pointing and Visual Feedback for Spatial Interaction in Large-Screen Display Environments      
  • A Two Visual Systems Approach to Understanding Voice and Gestural Interaction      
  • Brian Fisher`s Interaction Science Lecture (PDF)

    Week 3 Readings:
  • Don Parker's Powerpoint Presentation      
  • What the Frog's Eye Tells The Frog's Brain      
  • Martin Pare's Visual Perception Lecture      
  • PHI Kanizsa      
  • Rotating Sphere      
  • Hollow Face      
  • Camouflage      
  • Another Rotating Sphere      
  • PHI

    Week 4 Readings:
    Re-read Illuminating the Path and submit first three page summaries

  • Phil Lamb's Visualization and AR Presentation      
  • ARToolKit

    Week 5 Readings:
  • Theoretical Underpinnings of Situational Awareness: A Critical Review      
  • A Brief Introduction to Distributed Cognition      
  • Strategies for Evaluating Information Visualization Tools: Multi-dimensional In-depth Long-term Case Studies

    Week 6 Readings:
  • OR/MS research in disaster operations management      
  • A two-stage stochastic programming framework for transportation planning in disaster response      
  • A modeling framework for facility location of medical services for large-scale emergencies      
  • Allocation and reallocation of ambulances to casualty clusters in a disaster relief operation      
  • Onur Mete's Optimization in Emergency Management Presentation

    Week 7 Readings:
  • Elementary Concepts      
  • Basic Statistics      
  • Graphical Techniques      
  • Other Statistics Chapters      
  • Suzanne Weghorst's Statistics for Visual Analytics Presentation

    Week 8 Readings:
  • Psychology of Intelligence Analysis

    Week 9 Readings:
  • Visualizing Computational Linguistics

    Week 10 Readings:

    Finish Psychology of Intelligence Analysis and integrate with Illuminating the Path and submit six page summaries for class credit

    NVAC Visual Analytics Taxonomy

    (see the Visual Analytics Digital Library)

    Analytic Reasoning

    analytical process
    alternative futures analysis
    real-time monitoring and warning analysis
    situation assessment
    determination of intent
    decision support
    analytic discourse
    hypothesis-based analysis (hypothesis construction and testing)
    argument construction
    mixed initiative systems
    culturally-aware analysis
    convergent thinking
    divergent thinking
    data foraging
    knowledge representations for analytic reasoning artifacts
    cognitive shifts
    focus of attention
    collaborative reasoning
    remote collaborative analysis

    Visual Representations and Interactions to Support Reasoning

    visual representation taxonomy
    visual cognition
    design principles
    visual paradigms / metaphors for analysis
    spatial representation
    temporal representation
    multi-level abstraction
    scalable visual representations and interactions (multi-platform)
    visual representation of large data spaces
    visualization of uncertainty
    visual representation of real-time data (including change detection)
    situational awareness
    visual representation of multi-type data
    visual representation toolkits
    multi-modal interactions
    interaction theory
    interaction techniques to support analysis
    exploitation of new display technologies
    exploitation of new interaction techniques

    Data Representations and Transformations

    numeric data representation
    structured data representation
    textual data representation
    natural language processing
    cultural/ethnographically informed data representation
    combined statistical and natural language text representations
    spatial data representation
    temporal data representation
    image data
    video data
    sensor data
    graph and network data
    multi-scale data representations
    multi-type data synthesis
    representation of uncertainty and quality
    dimensionality reduction
    modeling and simulation
    discrete mathematics
    neural networks
    real-time data representations
    change detection algorithms
    confidence assessment

    Production, Presentation and Dissemination

    Integrated note-taking and production with analysis
    context-sensitive reporting
    mobile analytics
    active products (multi-layer communication products)
    shared real-time situational analysis
    automated tools for visual report creation
    visual metaphors for communication


    evaluation infrastructure
    task-based evaluation
    evaluation metrics

    Privacy and Security

    security infrastructure
    data anonymization
    data minimization
    privacy protection infrastructure

    Architectures and Interoperability

    interchange / interoperability standards
    flexible architectures

    Technology Insertion