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

1997


Kandogan E, Shneiderman B.  1997.  Elastic Windows: evaluation of multi-window operations. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems.
:250-257.

Maes P, Shneiderman B, Miller J.  1997.  Intelligent software agents vs. user-controlled direct manipulation: a debate. CHI '97 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems: looking to the future.
:105-106.

Plaisant C, Bruns T, Shneiderman B, Doan K.  1997.  Query previews in networked information systems: the case of EOSDIS. CHI '97 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems: looking to the future.
:202-203.

Slaughters L, Shneiderman B, Marchionini G.  1997.  Comprehension and object recognition capabilities for presentations of simultaneous video key frame surrogates. Research and Advanced Technology for Digital LibrariesResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. 1324:41-54.

North C, Shneiderman B.  1997.  A Taxonomy of Multiple Window Coordination. Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Catarci T, Costabile MF, Cruz IF, Ioannidis Y, Shneiderman B.  1997.  Data models, visual representations, metaphors: how to solve the puzzle? (panel) Proceedings of the third IFIP WG2.6 working conference on Visual database systems 3 (VDB-3).
:177-182.

Shneiderman B.  1997.  Direct manipulation for comprehensible, predictable and controllable user interfaces. Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Intelligent user interfaces.
:33-39.

Shneiderman B.  1997.  Designing information-abundant web sites: issues and recommendations. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 47(1):5-29.

Plaisant C, Rose A, Shneiderman B, Vanniamparampil AJ.  1997.  Low-effort, high-payoff user interface reengineering. IEEE Software. 14(4):66-72.

Shneiderman B.  1997.  Between hope and fear. Communications of the ACM. 40(2):59-62.

Scarlatos LL, Darken RP, Harada K, Heeter C, Muller R, Shneiderman B.  1997.  Designing interactive multimedia (panel). Proceedings of the fifth ACM international conference on Multimedia.
:215-218.

Mahajan R, Shneiderman B.  1997.  Visual and textual consistency checking tools for graphical user interfaces. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 23(11):722-735.

Tanin E, Beigel R, Shneiderman B.  1997.  Design and evaluation of incremental data structures and algorithms for dynamic query interfaces. IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, 1997. Proceedings.
:81-86.

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.

1996


Joyce M, Kolker R, Moulthrop S, Shneiderman B, Unsworth J M.  1996.  Visual metaphor and the problem of complexity in the design of Web sites: techniques for generating, recognizing and visualizing structure. Proceedings of the the seventh ACM conference on Hypertext.
:257–-257–.

Kandogan E, Shneiderman B.  1996.  Elastic windows: improved spatial layout and rapid multiple window operations. Proceedings of the workshop on Advanced visual interfaces.
:29-38.

Kolker R, Shneiderman B.  1996.  Tools for creating and exploiting content. Getty Art History Information Program (1996) Research Agenda for Networked Cultural Heritage, Santa Monica. CA: Getty AHIP.
:27-30.

Donn K, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  1996.  Query previews in networked information systems. Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, 1996. ADL '96., Proceedings of the Third Forum on.
:120-129.

Shneiderman B.  1996.  The eyes have it: a task by data type taxonomy for information visualizations. , IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages, 1996. Proceedings.
:336-343.

Plaisant C, Milash B, Rose A, Widoff S, Shneiderman B.  1996.  LifeLines: visualizing personal histories. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems: common ground.
:221-227.

North C, Shneiderman B, Plaisant C.  1996.  User controlled overviews of an image library: a case study of the visible human. Proceedings of the first ACM international conference on Digital libraries.
:74-82.

Shneiderman B.  1996.  Designing Information-Abundant Websites. Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Donn K, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  1996.  Query previews in networked information systems. Proceedings of the Third Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, 1996. ADL '96.
:120-129.

Shneiderman B, Rose A.  1996.  Social impact statements: engaging public participation in information technology design. Proceedings of the symposium on Computers and the quality of life.
:90-96.

1995


Shneiderman B, Chimera R, Jog N, Stimart R, White D.  1995.  Evaluating Spatial and Textual Style of Displays. Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Shneiderman B.  1995.  Interacting with computers. Human-computer interactionHuman-computer interaction.
:399-400.

Plaisant C, Morrison S, Skokowski C, Reesch J, Shneiderman B, of at Laboratory U M C P. H/C I, Channel F.  1995.  Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory 1995 Video Reports.

Shneiderman B, Alavi M, Norman K, Borkowski E Y.  1995.  Windows of opportunity in electronic classrooms. Communications of the ACM. 38(11):19-24.

Jogt NK, Shneiderman B.  1995.  Starfield visualization with interactive smooth zooming. Visual database systems, IIIVisual database systems, III. 3:1-1.

Asahi T, Turo D, Shneiderman B.  1995.  Using Treemaps to Visualize the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Information Systems ResearchInformation Systems Research. 6(4):357-375.

Doan K, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  1995.  QUERY PREVIEWS IN NETWORKED INFORMATION SYSTEMS. Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Shneiderman B.  1995.  The info superhighway: for the people. Communications of the ACM. 38(1):162–-162–.

Rose A, Shneiderman B, Plaisant C.  1995.  An applied ethnographic method for redesigning user interfaces. Proceedings of the 1st conference on Designing interactive systems: processes, practices, methods, & techniques.
:115-122.

Riecken D, Maes P, Shneiderman B, Smith D C.  1995.  Dealing with complexity: uniting agents and direct manipulation (panel session). Conference companion on Human factors in computing systems.
:191-192.

Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  1995.  Organization overviews and role management: inspiration for future desktop environments. Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, 1995.
:14-22.

Marcus A, Murch GM, Baecker R, Small I, Mander R, Ahlberg C, Shneiderman B.  1995.  Vision, Graphic Design, and Visual Display. Readings in human-computer interaction: toward the year 2000.
:411-411.

Mahajan R, Shneiderman B.  1995.  A Family of User Interface Consistency Checking Tools. Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Asahi T, Turo D, Shneiderman B.  1995.  Visual decision-making: using treemaps for the analytic hierarchy process. Conference companion on Human factors in computing systems.
:405-406.

Mahajan R, Shneiderman B.  1995.  A Family of User Interface Consistency Checking Tools: Design and Development of SHERLOCK. Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Software Engineering Workshop.
(NASA no. 19990027806)

Shneiderman B.  1995.  HUMAN VALUE AND THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY. Human factors in information systems: emerging theoretical bases.
:355-355.

[Anonymous].  1995.  Dissertations. ACM SIGCHI Bulletin. 27(1):73-75.

1994


Ahlberg C, Shneiderman B.  1994.  Visual information seeking: tight coupling of dynamic query filters with starfield displays. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems: celebrating interdependence.
:313-317.

Sears A, Shneiderman B.  1994.  Split menus: effectively using selection frequency to organize menus. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 1(1):27-51.

Shneiderman B, Badre AI, Santos P.  1994.  AVI '94: An International Workshop. ACM SIGCHI Bulletin. 26(4):54-55.

Jain V, Shneiderman B.  1994.  Data structures for dynamic queries: an analytical and experimental evaluation. Proceedings of the workshop on Advanced visual interfaces.
:1-11.

Jog N, Shneiderman B.  1994.  User Controlled Smooth Zooming for Information Visualization. Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Gershon N, Card SK, Roth SF, Shneiderman B.  1994.  Visualization in the information highway. Proceedings of the conference on Visualization '94.
:4-7.

Plaisant C, Carr DA, Shneiderman B.  1994.  Image Browsers: Taxonomy, Guidelines, and Informal Specifications. Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Friedman B, Levenson N, Shneiderman B, Suchman L, Winograd T.  1994.  Beyond accuracy, reliability, and efficiency: criteria for a good computer system. Conference companion on Human factors in computing systems.
:195-198.

Atallah GC, Ball MO, Baras JS, Goli SK, Karne RK, Kelley S, Kumar HP, Plaisant C, Roussopoulos N, Shneiderman B et al..  1994.  Next Generation Network Management Technology. Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

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