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

1999


Brown JR, van Dam A, Earnshaw R, Encarnacao J, Guedj R, Preece J, Shneiderman B, Vince J.  1999.  Human-centered computing, online communities, and virtual environments. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 19(6):70-74.

Friedman B, Thomas JC, Grudin J, Nass C, Nissenbaum H, Schlager M, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Trust me, I'm accountable: trust and accountability online. CHI '99 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems.
:79-80.

Kumar HP, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  1999.  LifeLines: Visualizing Personal Histories. Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to ThinkReadings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think.
:285-285.

Lindsay FE, Townshend JRG, JaJa JF, Humphries J, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Developing the next generation of Earth science data systems: the Global Land Cover Facility. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1999. IGARSS '99 Proceedings. IEEE 1999 International. 1:616-618vol.1-616-618vol.1.

Kumar HP, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Browsing hierarchical data with multi-level dynamic queries. Readings in information visualizationReadings in information visualization.
:295-305.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Interaction. Readings in information visualizationReadings in information visualization.
:231-234.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Internet and Infosphere. Readings in information visualizationReadings in information visualization.
:465-468.

Harris C, Allen RB, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Temporal visualization for legal case histories. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING-AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE. 36:271-279.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Interactive analysis. Readings in information visualizationReadings in information visualization.
:261-262.

Scholtz J, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Introduction to Special Issue on Usability Engineering. Empirical Software Engineering. 4(1):5-10.

Greene S, Tanin E, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B, Olsen L, Major G, Johns S.  1999.  The end of zero-hit queries: query previews for NASA’s Global Change Master Directory. International Journal on Digital Libraries. 2(2):79-90.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  1D, 2D, 3D. Readings in information visualization.
:57-61.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Dynamic queries. Readings in information visualizationReadings in information visualization.
:235-235.

Fredrikson A, North C, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Temporal, geographical and categorical aggregations viewed through coordinated displays: a case study with highway incident data. Proceedings of the 1999 workshop on new paradigms in information visualization and manipulation in conjunction with the eighth ACM internation conference on Information and knowledge management.
:26-34.

Johnson B, Shneiderman B, Baker MJ, Eick SG.  1999.  TennisViewer: A Browser for Competition Trees. Readings in information visualization: using vision to think.
:149-149.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Text in 1D. Readings in information visualizationReadings in information visualization.
:411-412.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Using vision to think. Readings in information visualization: using vision to think.
:579-581.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Text in 2D. Readings in information visualizationReadings in information visualization.
:431-431.

Sánchez AJ, Etzioni O, Kautz H, Lieberman H, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Agents vs. direct manipulation: what's best to disentangle the Web? Computer Networks: The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking. 31(11-16):1765-1767.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Overview+ detail. Readings in information visualizationReadings in information visualization.
:285-286.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Text in 3D. Readings in information visualizationReadings in information visualization.
:440-441.

Sánchez JA, Etzioni O, Kautz H, Lieberman H, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Agents vs. direct manipulation: what's best to disentangle the Web? Proceedings of the eighth international conference on World Wide Web.

Tse T, Vegh S, Shneiderman B, Marchionini G.  1999.  An Exploratory Study of Video Browsing, User Interface Designs and Research Methodologies: Effectiveness in Information Seeking Tasks. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING-AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE. 36:681-692.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Fisheye views. Readings in information visualizationReadings in information visualization.
:311-311.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Information workspaces. Readings in information visualization.
:513-514.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Multiple dimensions> 3. Readings in information visualization.
:93-95.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Text in 3D+ time. Readings in information visualizationReadings in information visualization.
:451-451.

Scholtz JC, Muller M, Novick D, Olsen, Jr. DR, Shneiderman B, Wharton C.  1999.  An international SIGCHI research agenda. CHI '99 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems.
:171-171.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Infosphere, workspace, tools, objects. Readings in information visualization.
:463-464.

Card SK, Mackinlay JD, Shneiderman B.  1999.  Focus+ context. Readings in information visualizationReadings in information visualization.
:306-309.

1998


Plaisant C, Mushlin R, Snyder A, Li J, Heller D, Shneiderman B.  1998.  LifeLines: using visualization to enhance navigation and analysis of patient records. In Proceedings of the 1998 American Medical Informatic Association Annual Fall SymposiumProc AMIA Symp.
:76-80.

Li J, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  1998.  Data object and label placement for information abundant visualizations. Proceedings of the 1998 workshop on New paradigms in information visualization and manipulation.
:41-48.

Shneiderman B, Plaisant C, Botafogo R, Hopkins D, Weiland W.  1998.  Designing to facilitate browsing: A look back at the Hyperties workstation browser. Technical Reports of the Computer Science Department, University of Maryland.

Jog N, Shneiderman B.  1998.  Interactive Smooth Zoomming in a Starfield Information Visualization. Technical Reports of the Computer Science Department.

Laurillard D, Preece J, Shneiderman B, Neal L, Wærn Y.  1998.  Distance learning: is it the end of education as most of us know it? CHI 98 conference summary on Human factors in computing systems.
:86-87.

Shneiderman B, Byrd D, Croft BW.  1998.  Sorting out searching: a user-interface framework for text searches. Communications of the ACM. 41(4):95-98.

Shneiderman B.  1998.  Treemaps for space-constrained visualization of hierarchies. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) Volume. 11:92-99.

Shneiderman B.  1998.  Reflections on authoring, editing and managing hypertex. Technical Reports of the Computer Science Department.

Slaughter L, Norman KL, Shneiderman B.  1998.  Assessing users' subjective satisfaction with the Information System for Youth Services (ISYS). Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Kandogan E, Shneiderman B.  1998.  Using elastic windows for World-Wide Web Browsing. CHI 98 conference summary on Human factors in computing systems.
:189-190.

Zhang Z, Basili VR, Shneiderman B.  1998.  An Empirical Study of Perspective-Based Usability Inspection. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual MeetingProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 42(19):1346-1350.

Shneiderman B, Borkowski E, Alavi M, Norman K.  1998.  Emergent patterns of teaching/learning in electronic classrooms. Educational Technology Research and Development. 46(4):23-42.

Shneiderman B.  1998.  Codex, Memex, Genex: The Pursuit of Transformational Technologies. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. 10(2):87-106.

Shneiderman B.  1998.  Visual User Interfaces for Information Exploration. Technical Reports of the Computer Science Department.

Plaisant C, Mushlin R, Snyder A, Li J, Heller D, Shneiderman B.  1998.  LifeLines: using visualization to enhance navigation and analysis of patient records.. Proceedings of the AMIA Symposium.
:76-80.

Vanniamparampil AJ, Shneiderman B, Plaisant C, Rose A.  1998.  User Interface Reengineering: A Diagnostic Approach. Technical Reports of the Computer Science Department.

Kearsley G, Shneiderman B.  1998.  Engagement Theory: A Framework for Technology-Based Teaching and Learning.. Educational TechnologyEducational Technology. 38(5):20-23.

Tanin E, Lotem A, Haddadin I, Shneiderman B, Plaisant C, Slaughter L.  1998.  Facilitating Network Data Exploration with Query Previews: A Study of User Performance and Preference. Technical Reports of the Computer Science Department.

Shneiderman B, Nielsen J, Butler S, Levi M, Conrad F.  1998.  Is the Web really different from everything else? CHI 98 conference summary on Human factors in computing systems.
:92-93.

Shneiderman B, Plaisant C.  1998.  Information visualization advanced interface and Web design. CHI 98 conference summary on Human factors in computing systems.
:145-146.

Ellis J, Tran C, Ryoo J, Shneiderman B.  1998.  Buttons vs. menus: An exploratory study of pull-down menu selection as compared to button bars. Technical Reports of the Computer Science Department.

Plaisant C, Heller D, Li J, Shneiderman B, Mushlin R, Karat J.  1998.  Visualizing medical records with LifeLines. CHI 98 conference summary on Human factors in computing systems.
:28-29.

1997


Kandogan E, Shneiderman B.  1997.  Elastic Windows: a hierarchical multi-window World-Wide Web browser. Proceedings of the 10th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology.
:169-177.

Lane CJ, Kuester SP, Shneiderman B.  1997.  User Interfaces for a Complex Robotic Task: A Comparison of Tiles vs. Overlapped Windows. Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

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