Venue: Forbes room, Irvine Building, School of Geography & Geosiences
Interaction and Visualization Techniques
Dr Miguel Nacenta, Human Interaction research group (SACHI), School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews: Interaction and Visualization Techniques
Dr. Miguel Nacenta is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews, and co-founder of the St Andrews Computer-Human Interaction group (SACHI). His work has been recently been featured in New Scientist, Infosthetics.com and FastCoDesign, and exhibited at the Kesler Foundation. His research focuses on exploring novel ways to empower people through the use of new and old types of interactive electronic devices.
In this talk, Dr. Nacenta will present some of his recent work on visualization: new interaction techniques based on interaction with physical objects; FatFonts, a representation that combines the symbolic and the visual aspects of numbers; and interaction techniques for non-linear deformations that can be applied to maps and other 3D data. The work covered provides tools to explore data in new ways, taking advantage of an emerging variety of new display form factors such as very large displays, and multi-touch horizontal tabletops.