IsVis 2016: Design, Engineering and Psychological Perspectives on Visualization

17/2/16 15:30 - 20:00 Gad Propper Oditorium: 12, Anna Frank St., Ramat-Gan

As vast amounts of data are being produced and are made available and accessible, it becomes more and more important to devise new tools to process and understand this data.

Information visualization deals with transforming data into a visual form enabling to better explore, make sense, understand and explain the information. This is vital in today’s current knowledge economy where information and knowledge have become crucial for gaining a competitive edge, especially in public policy, business, scientific research, and decision making processes.

Information visualization is a multidisciplinary area that involves both engineers, designers and psychologists. Engineers handle the information technology aspect, designers bring visual communication and representation to the table, and psychologists study how humans learn and interpret visuals. Thus, knowledge from the engineering, design and psychology disciplines is crucial in making a successful visualization.

Following the success of last year’s ISVIS, we are happy to announce the 2nd ISVIS workshop to be collocated with IsraHCI 2016. The workshop’s objective is to bring together engineers, designers and psychologists, both researchers and practitioners, as well as anyone else who is interested in different aspects of information visualization. We intend on highlighting the various research and practice that are done in this area, creating a place to hear and discuss the different related topics, as well as meet and collaborate with others.

Organizers: Meira Levy (Shenkar - Engineering. Design. Art.), Yoel Lanir (University of Haifa), Peter Bak (IBM Research Labs); Consultant: Mushon Zer-Aviv (Shenkar)

IsVIS 2016 Program:
15:30-16:00 Gathering and registration
16:00-16:10 Welcome greetings
First session: Design aspects of visualizations

If everything is a network, nothing is a network
Mushon Zer-Aviv, Shenkar

Students’ information design and data journalism Projects:

  • Rotem Adrian, Shenkar: Address Book - A diary that explores my former friendships from the time I was religious. 
  • Adi Ron, Shenkar: Trekmaster - Interactive visualization and video player of all Star Trek episodes
  • Natalie Bar Natan and Chen Migdal, Shenkar and Calcalist: How to evaluate school data in a way that respects teachers, children and parents?

Matan Stauber, Bezalel

17:10-17:30 Coffee break
Second session: Applied Information Visualizations

Visualisation to improve operational efficiency in mining
Gilad Saadoun, IBM Research 

Visualizing online collaboration
Ofer Arazy, University of Haifa

Useless: common problems in dashboard design
Bella Gotie, InfoServiz

18:30-19:00 Light dinner (provided)
Third session: Cognitive aspects of visualization

Composite indicator visualization
Yael Albo, University of Haifa 

Visual representations of information: do educational
systems meet the challenge?
Billie Eilam, University of Haifa

Smart visualization: a learning and constant improvement tool for the information industry
Yony Epshtein,
Inigo& SmartMoves 


Image at top of the page: Alexandre Dulaunoy, Flickr - Creative Commons

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