Vortrag | Petra Isenberg, INRIA / AVIZ research group

February 6, 2017, 4:00 p.m. (CET)

Talk as part of the SFB/Transregio 161

Time: February 6, 2017, 4:00 p.m. (CET)
Lecturer: Petra Isenberg, INRIA / AVIZ research group
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Evaluation in Visualization: A closer look at current practices, issues, and perspectives


The need for evaluating visualization research has been widely recognized. We have come a long way in establishing a more formal way for validating visualization research. Yet, our current evaluation practices in visualization are not without criticism. There even seems to be a common perception in the community that we have to some extent overemphasized evaluation culminating in the expression of the "tyranny of the user study".  In this presentation I will shed some light on the current state of evaluation practices, discuss some (potential) problems with our current approaches and how to deal with them and highlight issues that the community will likely encounter in the coming years.

Speaker’s Bio

Petra Isenberg is a research scientist (CR1) at Inria, Saclay, France in the Aviz research group. Prior to joining Inria, Petra received her PhD from the University of Calgary in 2009 and her Diplom-degree in Computational Visualistics from the University of Magdeburg in 2004.

Her main research areas are information visualization and visual analytics with a focus on collaborative work scenarios, interaction, and evaluation. She is interested in exploring how people can most effectively work together when analyzing large and complex data sets on novel display technology such as small touch-screens, wall displays, or tabletops.

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