Ben Shneiderman

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
3177 A.V. Williams Building
(301) 405-2080
(301) 405-6707
Education: 
Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook (Computer Science)
Special Awards/Honors: 
AAAS Fellow, ACM Fellow National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering Member, CMPS Board of Visitors Distinguished Faculty Award, Miles Conrad Award, 2010 SIGCHI Social Impact Award
Biography: 

Ben Shneiderman is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science and founding director (1983 to 2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab, where he remains a member. He also holds affiliate appointments in the Institute for Systems Research and the College of Information Studies (iSchool).

Shneiderman was elected as as an ACM fellow in 1997 and an AAAS fellow in 2001. He received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

Shneiderman is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He pioneered the highlighted textual link in 1983, and it became part of Hyperties, a precursor to the internet. His move into information visualization spawned Spotfire, known for pharmaceutical drug discovery and genomic data analysis.

Shneiderman is a technical advisor for the treemap visualization producer, the Hive Group.

He is the author of "Software Psychology: Human Factors in Computer and Information Systems" (1980) and "Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction" (5th ed., 2010, with Catherine Plaisant). He co-authored Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think (1999) with S. Card and J. Mackinlay. His book, "Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies" (MIT Press), won the IEEE Award for Distinguished Literary Contribution in 2004. His most recent book, "Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World (2011)," was co-authored with D. Hansen and M.A. Smith.

He received his doctorate in computer science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook in 1973.

Publications

2005


Seo J, Shneiderman B.  2005.  A Knowledge Integration Framework for Information Visualization (2004). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Tanin E, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Browsing Large Online Data Tables Using Generalized Query Previews (2001). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Seo J, Bakay M, Zhao P, Chen Y-W, Clarkson P, Shneiderman B, Hoffman EP.  2005.  Interactive Color Mosaic and Dendogram Displays for Signal/Noise Optimization in Microarray Data Analysis (2003). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Bederson BB, Shneiderman B, Wattenberg M.  2005.  Ordered and Quantum Treemaps: Making Effective Use of 2D Space to Display Hierarchies (2001). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Chintalapani G, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Extending the Utility of Treemaps with Flexible Hierarchy (2004). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Hochheiser H, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Coordinating Overviews and Detail Views of WWW Log Data (2000). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Dang G, North C, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Dynamic Queries and Brushing on Choropleth Maps (2001). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Zhao H, Smith BK, Norman KL, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Listening to Maps: User Evaluation of Interactive Sonifications of Geo-Referenced Data (2004). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Shneiderman B, Wattenberg M.  2005.  Ordered Treemap Layouts (2001). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Lazar J, Jones A, Bessiere K, Ceaparu I, Shneiderman B.  2005.  User Frustration with Technology in the Workplace (2004). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Aris A, Shneiderman B, Plaisant C, Shmueli G, Jank W.  2005.  Representing Unevenly-Spaced Time Series Data for Visualization and Interactive Exploration. Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2005Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2005. 3585:835-846.

Zhao H, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Colour‐coded pixel‐based highly interactive Web mapping for georeferenced data exploration. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 19(4):413-428.

Haas SW, Brown L, Denn S, Locke D, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Envisioning help resources for the future information ecology: Toward an enriched sense of help. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 42(1):n/a-n/a-n/a-n/a.

Bessiere K, Ceaparu I, Lazar J, Robinson J, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Social and Psychological Influences on Computer User Frustration (Newhagen book chapter, 2002). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Christian K, Kules B, Shneiderman B, Youssef A.  2005.  A Comparison of Voice Controlled and Mouse Controlled Web Browsing (2000). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Shneiderman B, Bederson BB.  2005.  Maintaining concentration to achieve task completion. Proceedings of the 2005 conference on Designing for User eXperience.

Lazar J, Bessiere K, Ceaparu I, Robinson J, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Help! I'm Lost: User Frustration in Web Navigation (2003). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Norman KL, Zhao H, Shneiderman B, Golub E.  2005.  Dynamic Query Chloropleth Maps for Information Seeking and Decision Making (2003). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Buono P, Aris A, Plaisant C, Khella A, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Interactive pattern search in time series. Proceedings of SPIE. 5669(1):175-186.

Kreitzberg CB, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Making Computer and Internet Usability a Priority (2000). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Shneiderman B, Bederson BB.  2005.  Maintaining concentration to achieve task completion. Proceedings of the 2005 conference on Designing for User eXperience.
:9-9.

Zhao H, Smith BK, Norman KL, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Listening to Maps: User Evaluation of Interactive Sonifications of Geo-Referenced Data. Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Marchionini G, Hert C, Liddy L, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Extending User Understanding of Federal Statistics in Tables (2000). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Buono P, Aris A, Plaisant C, Khella A, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Interactive Pattern Search in Time Series (2004). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Kustanowitz J, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Meaningful presentations of photo libraries: rationale and applications of bi-level radial quantum layouts. Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 2005. JCDL '05.
:188-196.

Lazar J, Jones A, Hackley M, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Severity and Impact of Computer User Frustration: A Comparison of Student and Workplace Users (2002). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Zhao H, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2005.  iSonic: interactive sonification for non-visual data exploration. Proceedings of the 7th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility.
:194-195.

Seo J, Shneiderman B.  2005.  A Rank-by-Feature Framework for Interactive Exploration of Multidimensional Data. Information VisualizationInformation Visualization. 4(2):96-113.

Shneiderman B, Hochheiser H.  2005.  Universal Usability as a Stimulus to Advanced Interface Design (2001). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Zhao H, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2005.  "I hear the pattern": interactive sonification of geographical data patterns. CHI '05 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems.
:1905-1908.

Zhao H, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Improving Accessibility and Usability of Geo-referenced Statistical Data (2003). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Zhao H, Smith BK, Norman K, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Interactive sonification of choropleth maps. IEEE Multimedia. 12(2):26-35.

Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Show Me! Guidelines for producing recorded demonstrations. 2005 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing.
:171-178.

Keogh E, Hochheiser H, Shneiderman B.  2005.  An Augmented Visual Query Mechanism for Finding Patterns in Time Series Data (2002). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Shneiderman B.  2005.  Bridging the Digital Divide with Universal Usability (2001). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Ceaparu I, Lazar J, Bessiere K, Robinson J, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Determining Causes and Severity of End-User Frustration (2002). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Axelrod A, Golbeck J, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Generating and Querying Semantic Web Environments for Photo Libraries (2005). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Shneiderman B.  2005.  Leonardo's laptop: human needs and the new computing technologies. Proceedings of the 14th ACM international conference on Information and knowledge management.
:1-1.

Shneiderman B.  2005.  Why Not Make Interfaces Better than 3D Reality? (2004) Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2005.  Show Me! Guidelines for Producing Recorded Demonstrations (2005). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

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