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  • The Role of Interactive Visualization in Fostering Trust in AI 

    Beauxis-Aussalet, Emma; Behrisch, Michael; Borgo, Rita; Chau, Duen Horng; Collins, Christopher; Ebert, David; El-Assady, Mennatallah; Endert, Alex; Keim, Daniel A.; Kohlhammer, Jörn; Oelke, Daniela; Peltonen, Jaakko; Riveiro, Maria; Schreck, Tobias; Strobelt, Hendrik; van Wijk, Jarke J. (IEEE, 2021-12-10)
    The increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies across application domains has prompted our society to pay closer attention to AI's trustworthiness, fairness, interpretability, and accountability. In order ...
  • Lexichrome: Text Construction and Lexical Discovery with Word-Color Associations Using Interactive Visualization 

    Kim, Chris K; Collins, Christopher; Hinrichs, Uta; Mohammad, Saif M (ACM, 2020-07-03)
    Based on word-color associations from a comprehensive, crowdsourced lexicon, we present Lexichrome: a web application that explores the popular perception of relationships between English words and eleven basic color terms ...
  • Design by Immersion: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Problem-Driven Visualizations 

    Hall, Kyle Wm.; Bradley, Adam J.; Hinrichs, Uta; Huron, Samuel; Wood, Jo; Collins, Christopher; Carpendale, Sheelagh (IEEE, 2019-08-26)
    While previous work exists on how to conduct and disseminate insights from problem-driven visualization projects and design studies, the literature does not address how to accomplish these goals in transdisciplinary teams ...
  • Tied In Knots: A Case Study on Anthropographic Data Visualization About Sexual Harassment in the Academy 

    Elli, Tommaso; Bradley, Adam; Collins, Christopher; Hinrichs, Uta; Hills, Zachary; Kelsky, Karen (IEEE, 2020-10-30)
    With this pictorial we present the design process of “The Academia is Tied in Knots”, an interactive visualization based on sensitive and qualitative data, namely personal stories reported by people who have experienced ...
  • An Online System for Visualizing UOIT Class Schedules 

    Chicoine, Bradley (2021-06-02)
    The objective of this thesis is to design a system that will enable users to visualize aspects of a schedule so that the information can be interpreted in a meaningful way. The concept of visualizing data has allowed many ...
  • Exploring Entities in Text with Descriptive Non-photorealistic Rendering 

    Chang, Meng-Wei; Collins, Christopher (IEEE, 2013-03)
    We present a novel approach to text visualization called descriptive non-photorealistic rendering which exploits the inherent spatial and abstract dimensions in text documents to integrate 3D non-photorealistic rendering ...
  • Textension: Digitally Augmenting Document Spaces in Analog Texts 

    Bradley, Adam James; Sawal, Victor; Carpendale, Sheelagh; Collins, Christopher (DHQ, 2019)
    In this paper, we present a system that automatically adds visualizations and natural language processing applications to analog texts, using any web-based device with a camera. After taking a picture of a particular page ...
  • Visualization, Digital Humanities, and the Problem of Instrumentalism 

    Bradley, Adam James; Mehta, Hrim; Hancock, Mark; Collins, Christopher (2021-06-01)
    In this paper we present the concept of “slow analytics” that attempts to ridge the gap between humanities tasks and visualization. Often within Technological disciplines the pursuit of speed and efficiency are paramount. ...
  • Approaching Humanities Questions Using Slow Visual Search Interfaces 

    Bradley, Adam James; Sawal, Victor; Collins, Christopher (2021-06-01)
    In this paper we discuss a visual search system that was designed and implemented for humanities scholars to ask questions of large document corpora. The system allows searches to be specified through traditional search, ...
  • Visualization and the Digital Humanities: Moving Toward Stronger Collaborations 

    Bradley, Adam James; El-Assady, Mennatallah; Coles, Katharine; Alexander, Eric; Chen, Min; Collins, Christopher; Jänicke, Stefan; Joseph, David (IEEE, 2018-12-01)
    For the past two years, researchers from the visualization community and the digital humanities have come together at the IEEE VIS conference to discuss how both disciplines can work together to push research goals in their ...
  • Personalized Views for Immersive Analytics 

    Bonada, Santiago; Veras, Rafael; Collins, Christopher (ACM, 2016-11)
    In this paper we present work-in-progress toward a vision of personalized views of visual analytics interfaces in the context of collaborative analytics in immersive spaces. In particular, we are interested in the sense ...
  • A "Communication Skills for Computer Scientists" Course 

    Blume, Lil; Baecker, Ronald; Collins, Christopher; Donohue, Aran (ACM, 2009-07)
    This paper describes "Communication Skills for Computer Scientists," a novel undergraduate course at the University of Toronto. We describe in detail the three major instructional streams of the course: writing, speaking, ...
  • Webcasting Made Interactive: Persistent Chat for Text Dialogue During and About Learning Events 

    Ronald, Baecker; Fono, David; Blume, Lillian; Collins, Christopher; Couto, Delia (Springer, 2007)
    This paper presents a “persistent chat” extension to the ePresence Interactive Media webcasting infrastructure to support real-time commenting on and discussing of issues that arise during a learning event, followed by ...
  • A Framework for Interactive Conference Posters 

    Ahmed, Mohammed (2021-05-25)
    In this paper, we present a complete framework for extending conference posters with interactive content. Poster content will become interactive, allowing viewers to manipulate visualizations, and save them for later. We ...
  • A Vision-Based System For Non-Intrusive Posture Correction Notifications 

    Beals, Nathan D (2021-05-20)
    Sedentary lifestyle and the prolonged sitting associated with it may have negative health consequences and poor sitting posture only exacerbates that. In this thesis I propose a software application for monitoring a computer ...
  • Perceptual Biases in Font Size as a Data Encoding 

    Alexander, Eric; Chang, Chih-Ching; Shimabukuro, Mariana; Franconeri, Steven; Collins, Christopher; Gleicher, Michael (IEEE, 2017-07-04)
    Many visualizations, including word clouds, cartographic labels, and word trees, encode data within the sizes of fonts. While font size can be an intuitive dimension for the viewer, using it as an encoding can introduce ...
  • Critical InfoVis: Exploring the Politics of Visualization 

    Dörk, Marian; Feng, Patrick; Collins, Christopher; Carpendale, Sheelagh (ACM, 2013-04-27)
    As information visualization is increasingly used to raise awareness about social issues, difficult questions arise about the power of visualization. So far the research community has not given sufficient thought to how ...
  • Abbreviating Text Labels on Demand 

    Shimabukuro, Mariana; Collins, Christopher (IEEE, 2017-10)
    Long text labels is a known challenge in information visualizations.There are some techniques used in order to solve this problem like setting a very small font size. On the other hand, sometimes the font size is so small ...
  • Progressive Learning of Topic Modeling Parameters: A Visual Analytics Framework 

    El-Assady, Mennatallah; Sevastjanova, Rita; Sperrle, Fabian; Keim, Daniel; Collins, Christopher (IEEE, 2017-08-29)
    Topic modeling algorithms are widely used to analyze the thematic composition of text corpora but remain difficult to interpret and adjust. Addressing these limitations, we present a modular visual analytics framework, ...
  • Visual Analytics for Topic Model Optimization based on User-Steerable Speculative Execution 

    El-Assady, Mennatallah; Sperrle, Fabian; Deussen, Oliver; Keim, Daniel; Collins, Christopher (IEEE, 2018-09-18)
    To effectively assess the potential consequences of human interventions in model-driven analytics systems, we establish the concept of speculative execution as a visual analytics paradigm for creating user-steerable preview ...

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