Timelines Revisited: Considerations for Expressive Storytelling
- Speaker: Dr. Matthew Brehmer, Microsoft Research, Human-Computer Interaction group
- Time: Thursday, April 27, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Bio:Matthew Brehmer is a postdoctoral researcher with the Human-Computer Interaction group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington, where he specializes in data visualization and its use in storytelling and journalism. In early 2016 he completed a Computer Science PhD at the University of British Columbia where he was a member of Tamara Munzner’s InfoVis group. During his PhD he conducted visualization design and evaluation projects in collaboration with Microsoft Research, the Associated Press / Knight Foundation’s Overview Project, and Pulse Energy / EnerNOC. On the theoretical side, he co-developed a visualization task typology that enables communication among researchers and promotes a cross-pollination of visualization design across application domains. Prior to specializing in visualization, he completed degrees in human-computer interaction and cognitive science and worked in user experience design.