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

1994


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.

1993


Sears A, REVIS DOREEN, SWATSKI JANET, CRITTENDEN ROB, Shneiderman B.  1993.  Investigating touchscreen typing: the effect of keyboard size on typing speed. Behaviour & Information Technology. 12(1):17-22.

Shneiderman B.  1993.  Protecting rights in user interface designs. Sparks of innovation in human-computer interaction.
:351-351.

Shneiderman B, LEWIS CLAYTON.  1993.  Building HCI partnerships and infrastructure. Behaviour & Information Technology. 12(2):130-135.

Shneiderman B.  1993.  Declaration in Apple vs. Microsoft/Hewlett-Packard. Sparks of innovation in human-computer interaction.
:355-355.

Shneiderman B.  1993.  First steps toward positive contributions. Communications of the ACM. 36(1):15-16.

Kreitzberg CB, Shneiderman B.  1993.  Restructuring knowledge for an electronic encyclopedia. Sparks of innovation in human-computer interaction. 615:123-123.

Shneiderman B, Lewis C.  1993.  Building Partnerships and Infrastructure. Communications of the ACM. 32(1):9-23.

Shneiderman B.  1993.  Dynamic Queries: A step Beyond Database Languages. Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Shneiderman B.  1993.  Education by engagement and construction: Experiences in the AT&T teaching theater. Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Annual. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Charlottesville, Virg.
:471-479.

Shneiderman B.  1993.  A nonanthropomorphic style guide: overcoming the Humpty Dumpty syndrome. Sparks of innovation in human-computer interaction.
:331-331.

Osada M, Liao H, Shneiderman B.  1993.  Alpha Slider: Searching Textual Lists with Sliders. Institute for Systems Research Technical Reports.

Shneiderman B, Brethauer D, Plaisant C, Potter R.  1993.  Evaluating three museum installations of a hypertext system. Sparks of innovation in human-computer interaction. 40:404-404.

Shneiderman B.  1993.  Beyond the graphical user interface (abstract). Proceedings of the 1993 ACM conference on Computer science.
:510–-510–.

Plaisant C, Shneiderman B, Battagtia J.  1993.  Scheduling home control devices: a case study of the transition from the research project to a product. Sparks of innovation in human-computer interactionSparks of innovation in human-computer interaction.
:205-205.

Keil-Slawik R, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  1993.  Remote direct manipulation: A case study of a telemedicine workstation. Sparks of innovation in human-computer interactionSparks of innovation in human-computer interaction.
:51-51.

Johnson B, Shneiderman B.  1993.  Treemaps. Sparks of innovation in human-computer interaction. 284:309-309.

Margono S, Shneiderman B.  1993.  A study of file manipulation by novices using commands vs, direct manipulation. Sparks of innovation in human-computer interaction.
:39-39.

Potter RL, Weldon LJ, Shneiderman B.  1993.  Improving the accuracy of touchscreens: an experimental evaluation of three strategies. Sparks of innovation in human-computer interaction.
:161-161.

Citrin W, Halbert D, Hewitt C, Meyrowitz N, Shneiderman B.  1993.  Potentials and limitations of pen-based computers. Proceedings of the 1993 ACM conference on Computer science.
:536-539.

Karl LR, Pettey M, Shneiderman B.  1993.  Speech versus mouse commands for word processing: an empirical evaluation. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies. 39(4):667-687.

Young D, Shneiderman B.  1993.  A graphical filter/flow representation of Boolean queries: A prototype implementation and evaluation. Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 44(6):327-339.

Shneiderman B.  1993.  Preface to Sparks of Innovation in Human-Computer Interaction. Sparks of innovation in human-computer interaction.

Marchionini G, Shneiderman B.  1993.  Finding facts vs. browsing knowledge in hypertext systems. Sparks of innovation in human-computer interaction.
:103-103.

Shneiderman B.  1993.  Touchscreens now offer compelling uses. Sparks of innovation in human-computer interaction.
:187-187.

1992


Ahlberg C, Williamson C, Shneiderman B.  1992.  Dynamic queries for information exploration: an implementation and evaluation. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems.
:619-626.

Shneiderman B.  1992.  Education by engagement and construction: a strategic education initiative for a multimedia renewal of American education. Sociomedia: Hypermedia, Multimedia and the Social Creation of KnowledgeSociomedia: Hypermedia, Multimedia and the Social Creation of Knowledge.
:13-26.

Shneiderman B, Williamson C, Ahlberg C.  1992.  Dynamic queries: database searching by direct manipulation. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems.
:669-670.

Humphrey SM, Shneiderman B.  1992.  DISSERTATIONS: ABSTRACTS OF INTEREST. ACM SIGCHI Bulletin. 24(2):58-75.

Don A, Brennan S, Laurel B, Shneiderman B.  1992.  Anthropomorphism: from Eliza to Terminator 2. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems.
:67-70.

Sears A, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  1992.  A new era for high precision touchscreens. Advances in human-computer interaction. 3:1-33.

Williamson C, Shneiderman B.  1992.  The Dynamic HomeFinder: Evaluating dynamic queries in a real-estate information exploration system. Proceedings of the 15th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval.
:338-346.

Botafogo RA, Rivlin E, Shneiderman B.  1992.  Structural analysis of hypertexts: identifying hierarchies and useful metrics. ACM Transactions on Information Systems. 10(2):142-180.

1991


Myers BA, Cypher A, Maulsby D, Smith DC, Shneiderman B.  1991.  Demonstrational interfaces: Coming soon? Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems: Reaching through technology.
:393-396.

Zweben S, Curtis B, Shneiderman B.  1991.  ESP'91 Panel on The Best of ESP. Empirical studies of programmers: fourth workshop.
:1-1.

Botafogo RA, Shneiderman B.  1991.  Identifying aggregates in hypertext structures. Proceedings of the third annual ACM conference on Hypertext.
:63-74.

Johnson B, Shneiderman B.  1991.  Tree-maps: a space-filling approach to the visualization of hierarchical information structures. , IEEE Conference on Visualization, 1991. Visualization '91, Proceedings.
:284-291.

Sears A, Shneiderman B.  1991.  High precision touchscreens: design strategies and comparisons with a mouse. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies. 34(4):593-613.

Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  1991.  Scheduling on-off home control devices. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems: Reaching through technology.
:459-460.

Lifshitz J, Shneiderman B.  1991.  Window control strategies for hypertext traversal: An empirical study. Proc. 29th Annual ACM DC Technical Symposium.

Shneiderman B, Kreitzberg C, Berk E.  1991.  Editing to structure a reader's experience. Hypertext/hypermedia handbookHypertext/hypermedia handbook.
:143-164.

1990


Shneiderman B, Deter R.  1990.  The advantages of hypertext for large information spaces; where are the big systems? Hypertext: concepts, systems and applications: proceedings of the First European Conference on Hypertext, INRIA, France, November 1990.
(5):343-343.

Ehrlich K, Microsytems S, Marchionini G, Nielsen J, Shneiderman B.  1990.  EVALUATING HYPERMEDIA SYSTEMS. Human factors in computing systems: CHI'90 Conference proceedings, April 1-5, Seattle.
:387-387.

Shneiderman B.  1990.  Human values and the future of technology: a declaration of empowerment. Proceedings of the conference on Computers and the quality of life.
:1-6.

Shneiderman B.  1990.  Future directions for human‐computer interaction. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. 2(1):73-90.

Sears A, Kochavy Y, Shneiderman B.  1990.  Touchscreen field specification for public access database queries: let your fingers do the walking. Proceedings of the 1990 ACM annual conference on Cooperation.
:1-7.

1989


Potter R, Berman M, Shneiderman B.  1989.  An experimental evaluation of three touch screen strategies within a hypertext database. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. 1(1):41-52.

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