University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

Colloquium of the Department and the PhD Program


Moving Information Visualization Off the Desktop: New Contexts for Information Visualization


Dr. Petra Isenberg, National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control
Le Chesnay Cedex, France

date & place

Wednesday, 02.02.2011, 16:15 h
Room C 252


Computing technology has brought change in the amount of information we capture and store and it has itself begun to change in terms of its form and place in the world. We want to make use of information whenever and wherever it is most convenient and, thus, a variety of new application possibilities exist for information visualization research. It is important to explore how to build tools for such non-standard analysis environments to help new generations of visualization users to access, understand, and explore their personal or work-related information. In this talk, I will discuss some of my past research on information visualization in non-desktop contexts. I will talk about projects related to multi-touch and direct-touch interaction for data analysis and about socio-technical challenges of moving information visualization off the desktop.