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


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.

2004


Ceaparu I, Lazar J, Bessiere K, Robinson J, Shneiderman B.  2004.  Determining Causes and Severity of End-User Frustration. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. 17(3):333-356.

Shneiderman B.  2004.  Universal Usability: Pushing Human-Computer Interaction Research to Empower Every Citizen. Media access: social and psychological dimensions of new technology use.
:255-255.

Ceaparu I, Shneiderman B.  2004.  Finding governmental statistical data on the Web: A study of categorically organized links for the FedStats topics page. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 55(11):1008-1015.

Baehrecke EH, Dang N, Babaria K, Shneiderman B.  2004.  Visualization and analysis of microarray and gene ontology data with treemaps. BMC Bioinformatics. 5(1):84-84.

Ceaparu I, Shneiderman B.  2004.  Finding Governmental Statistical Data on the Web: Three Empirical Studies of the FedStats Topics Page. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 55:1008-1015.

Bessiere K, Ceaparu I, Lazar J, Robinson J, Shneiderman B.  2004.  Social and psychological influences on computer user frustration. Media access: Social and psychological dimensions of new technology useMedia access: Social and psychological dimensions of new technology use.
:91-103.

Shneiderman B.  2004.  Human needs and mobile technologies: small, fast, and fun. Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Mobile systems, applications, and services.
:1-1.

Marchionini G, Haas S, Shneiderman B, Plaisant C, Hert CA.  2004.  Project highlight: toward the statistical knowledge network. Proceedings of the 2004 annual national conference on Digital government research.
:125:1–125:2-125:1–125:2.

Chintalapani G, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2004.  Extending the utility of treemaps with flexible hierarchy. Eighth International Conference on Information Visualisation, 2004. IV 2004. Proceedings.
:335-344.

Hochheiser H, Shneiderman B.  2004.  Dynamic Query Tools for Time Series Data Sets: Timebox Widgets for Interactive Exploration. Information VisualizationInformation Visualization. 3(1):1-18.

Shneiderman B.  2004.  Facilitating understanding of information visualizations: emerging principles and examples. Eighth International Conference on Information Visualisation, 2004. IV 2004. Proceedings.

2003


Plaisant C, Mushlin R, Snyder A, Li J, Heller D, Shneiderman B.  2003.  LifeLines: Using Visualization to Enhance Navigation and Analysis of Patient Records. The Craft of Information VisualizationThe Craft of Information Visualization.
:308-312.

Golub E, Shneiderman B.  2003.  Dynamic query visualisations on world wide web clients: A DHTML solution for maps and scattergrams. International journal of Web engineering and technology. 1(1):63-78.

Kang H, Shneiderman B.  2003.  MediaFinder: an interface for dynamic personal media management with semantic regions. CHI '03 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems.
:764-765.

Shneiderman B.  2003.  Why not make interfaces better than 3D reality? IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 23(6):12-15.

Plaisant C, Mushlin R, Snyder A, Li J, Heller D, Shneiderman B.  2003.  LifeLines: Using Visualization to Enhance Navigation and Analysis of Patient Records. The Craft of Information VisualizationThe Craft of Information Visualization.
:308-312.

Kules B, Shneiderman B.  2003.  Designing a metadata-driven visual information browser for federal statistics. Proceedings of the 2003 annual national conference on Digital government research.
:1-6.

Shneiderman B.  2003.  Theories for Understanding Information Visualization. The craft of information visualization: readings and reflections.
:349-349.

Plaisant C, Marchimini G, Bruns T, Komlodi A, Campbell L, Rose A, Ding GM, Beale Jr J, Nolet V, Shneiderman B et al..  2003.  The World's Information in Digital Libraries. The craft of information visualization: readings and reflectionsThe craft of information visualization: readings and reflections.
:149-149.

Marchionini AS, Nation D, Karasik S, Cronnell T, Shneiderman B, Spotfire VDMU, Bederson BB, Data TS, Hochheiser H, Shneiderman B et al..  2003.  Bringing Treasures to the Surface: Previews and Overviews in a Prototype for the Library of Congress National Digital Library. The craft of information visualization: readings and reflections.
:388-388.

Hochheiser H, Baehrecke EH, Mount SM, Shneiderman B.  2003.  Dynamic querying for pattern identification in microarray and genomic data. 2003 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 2003. ICME '03. Proceedings. 3:III-453-6vol.3-III-453-6vol.3.

North C, Shneiderman B, Plaisant C, Kang H, Bederson BB.  2003.  Seeing the World Through Image Libraries. The craft of information visualization: readings and reflectionsThe craft of information visualization: readings and reflections.
:47-47.

Marchionini AS, Nation D, Karasik S, Cronnell T, Shneiderman B, Spotfire VDMU, Bederson BB, Data TS, Hochheiser H, Shneiderman B et al..  2003.  Bringing Treasures to the Surface: Previews and Overviews in a Prototype for the Library of Congress National Digital Library. The craft of information visualization: readings and reflections.
:388-388.

Marchionini G, Haas S, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B, Hert C.  2003.  Toward a statistical knowledge network. Proceedings of the 2003 annual national conference on Digital government research.
:1-6.

Kumar H, Plaisant C, Teittinen M, Shneiderman B.  2003.  Visual Information Management for Network Configuration. The Craft of Information VisualizationThe Craft of Information Visualization.
:239-256.

Zhao P, Seo J, Wang Z, Wang Y, Shneiderman B, Hoffman EP.  2003.  In vivo filtering of in vitro expression data reveals MyoD targets. Comptes Rendus Biologies. 326(10–11):1049-1065.

Kumar H, Plaisant C, Teittinen M, Shneiderman B.  2003.  Visual Information Management for Network Configuration. The Craft of Information VisualizationThe Craft of Information Visualization.
:239-256.

Seo J, Bakay M, Zhao P, Chen YW, Clarkson P, Shneiderman B, Hoffman EP.  2003.  Interactive color mosaic and dendrogram displays for signal/noise optimization in microarray data analysis. Multimedia and Expo, 2003. ICME'03. Proceedings. 2003 International Conference on. 3:III–461-III–461.

Kules B, Shneiderman B, Plaisant C.  2003.  Data exploration with paired hierarchical visualizations: initial designs of PairTrees. Proceedings of the 2003 annual national conference on Digital government research.
:1-6.

Bessiere K, Ceaparu I, Lazar J, Robinson J, Shneiderman B.  2003.  Understanding Computer User Frustration: Measuring and Modeling the Disruption from Poor Designs. Technical Reports from UMIACS.

Kang H, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2003.  New approaches to help users get started with visual interfaces: multi-layered interfaces and integrated initial guidance. Proceedings of the 2003 annual national conference on Digital government research.
:1-6.

Ralston A, Shneiderman B.  2003.  Errors. Encyclopedia of Computer ScienceEncyclopedia of Computer Science.
:677-680.

Ceaparu I, Druin A, Guimbretiere F, Manipulation D, Shneiderman B, Westerlurid B, Keogh E, Hochheiser H, Shrieidemian B, Shneidemiari B et al..  2003.  HCIL Technical Report Listing (1993-2002). The craft of information visualization: readings and reflections. 27(29):393-393.

Shneiderman B.  2003.  Visualization Viewpoints. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 23(6):12-15.

Grinstein G, Kobsa A, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B, Stasko JT.  2003.  Which comes first, usability or utility? Proceedings of the 14th IEEE Visualization 2003 (VIS'03).
:112–-112–.

Fredrikson A, North C, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B, Tanin E, Pkisant C.  2003.  Database Discovery with Dynamic Queries. The craft of information visualization: readings and reflectionsThe craft of information visualization: readings and reflections.
:1-1.

Hert CA, Liddy ED, Shneiderman B, Marchionini G.  2003.  Supporting statistical electronic table usage by citizens. Commun. ACM. 46(1):52-54.

Lazar J, Bessiere K, Ceaparu I, Robinson J, Shneiderman B.  2003.  Help! I’m lost: User frustration in web navigation. IT & Society. 1(3):18-26.

Bederson BB, Plaisant C, Mushlin R, Snyder A, Li J, Heller D, Shneiderman B, Hochheiser H, Fekete JD, Czenvinski M.  2003.  Innovating the Interaction. The craft of information visualization: readings and reflectionsThe craft of information visualization: readings and reflections.
:295-295.

Norman K, Zhao H, Shneiderman B, Golub E.  2003.  Dynamic query choropleth maps for information seeking and decision making. Proc. Human-Computer Interaction International.

Tanin E, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2003.  Broadening Access to Large Online Databases by Generalizing Query Previews. The Craft of Information VisualizationThe Craft of Information Visualization.
:31-37.

Tanin E, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2003.  Broadening Access to Large Online Databases by Generalizing Query Previews. The Craft of Information VisualizationThe Craft of Information Visualization.
:31-37.

2002


Scholtz J, Johnson J, Shneiderman B, Hope-Tindall P, Gosling M, Phillips J, Wexelblat A.  2002.  Interacting with identification technology: can it make us more secure? CHI '02 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems.
:564-565.

Hochheiser H, Shneiderman B.  2002.  Visual queries for finding patterns in time series data. University of Maryland, Computer Science Dept. Tech Report, CS-TR-4365.

Zaphiris P, Shneiderman B, Norman KL.  2002.  Expandable indexes vs. sequential menus for searching hierarchies on the World Wide Web. Behaviour & Information Technology. 21(3):201-207.

James F, Lai J, Suhm B, Balentine B, Makhoul J, Nass C, Shneiderman B.  2002.  Getting real about speech: overdue or overhyped? CHI '02 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems.
:708-709.

Kang H, Shneiderman B, Wolff GJ.  2002.  Dynamic layout management in a multimedia bulletin board. IEEE 2002 Symposia on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments, 2002. Proceedings.
:51-53.

Ceaparu I, Shneiderman B.  2002.  Improving Web-based civic information access: a case study of the 50 US states. 2002 International Symposium on Technology and Society, 2002. (ISTAS'02).
:275-282.

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