Human Computer Interaction Lab: Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series

Event Start Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:30 pm

Event End Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:30 pm

This Week’s Talk: Towards a Grammar for Animated Data Graphics
Speaker: Zhicheng “Leo” Liu
Date: Thur Oct 29 & every Thurs during the semester
Time: 12:30p – 1:30p

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Talk Abstract:
Animated data graphics are becoming popular for data-driven storytelling. However, creating such animated graphics remains challenging and time consuming. In this talk, I will present research results on understanding the design space and authoring paradigms of animated data graphics, and describe our first attempt at designing a tool for authoring animated transitions based on the keyframing paradigm. The ultimate goal of this line of research is to develop a visualization grammar that can power the creation of expressive animated narratives, and provide a foundation for developing authoring and design tools.

Speaker Bio:
Zhicheng “Leo” Liu is an assistant professor in the department of computer science at University of Maryland. Prior to joining UMD in August 2020, he was a research scientist at the Creative Intelligence Lab, Adobe Research. Leo received his PhD in the Human-Centered Computing program from Georgia Tech and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Computer Science of Stanford University. His research focuses on developing effective and scalable tools to support data analysis and communication. His works have received multiple paper awards at IEEE InfoVis, IEEE VAST and ACM CHI.

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