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October 16, 2023
October 31, 2022
We will be having Chancey Fleet visit to help us host a workshop on braille and tactile graphics here at CMU. Chancey is a resident scholar at Data and Society and Assistive Technology Coordinator at the New York Public Library, including lead of their Dimensions Lab project. Chancey is a blind researcher and practitioner who has a wide array of unique expertise in tactile and braille media, data ethics, and data work. While our lab is specifically interested in accessible data representation authoring and accessible analytical work, we want to focus this workshop on the connections we hope to form with our community related to graphics (as a broader topic) and braille and tactile media and set the groundwork for better understanding the materials and tools we have available to us. Our workshop has 2 high level goals: Bring the local community of researchers and interested BVI and deafblind experts together. Explore: challenges around braille and tactile graphics for BVI and deafblind individuals, limitations of our current materials and tools, considerations for research and collaboration. This workshop is invite-only, but you’re more than welcome to email Frank Elavsky if you think there is someone who should be present who has additional expertise to offer. If you’re wondering whether you’re invited or not, you should have already received an email. We are not intending to use this workshop as a “hackathon” or time to come up with solutions, since that may be outside of the scope of our time and interests. However we do expect that many of our participants will choose to pursue potential future projects together and want to encourage attendees to follow up with each other. The specifics of the agenda and details are subject to change, but roughly will look like the following:continue reading...
October 11, 2022
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April 27, 2022
September 12, 2021
We are looking for domain experts in a variety of fields, such as natural language processing, computational biology, and computer vision, who are currently developing or analyzing embedding spaces in their work. If you participate, you will be given an embedding analysis tool and asked to think aloud as you investigate data specific to your domain of expertise. You are encouraged, but not required, to prepare your own dataset(s) to visualize during the study. The study session will last 1-2 hours, after which you may opt to use the tool independently and return within 7-10 days for a follow-up interview. Participants will be paid $20 per hour spent in sessions with the investigators. Participants must be at least 18 years old. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form, or email the researchers with any questions.continue reading...
August 19, 2021
We are hosting an IEEE VIS 2021 Satellite Event at Carnegie Mellon University. VIS is the premier visualization conference. It usually happens every year in a different city around the world, but due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, it will be virtual this year. To foster the local visualization community, we are hosting an in-person event during the conference. We will be live-streaming the opening and closing sessions on October 26 and 29 from Gates Hillman Centers, GHC 4405. We will also provide space for people to meet and get to know other visualization researchers or enthusiasts.continue reading...
March 3, 2021
February 26, 2021
October 3, 2020
Both Adam and Dominik are looking for PhD students for 2021 who are excited about visualization, human-centered machine learning, and data science. If you want to work with us, please apply to the HCII PhD program. The GRE is not required this year. We also advise students in other PhD programs in our School of Computer Science.continue reading...
February 8, 2020
We are excited to introduce the logo for the Data Interaction Group. The logo is a version of CMU’s mascot Scotty, the Scottish terrier, digging. You may interpret it as the dog digging up some hidden insight in data.continue reading...
October 15, 2019
Both Adam and Dominik are looking for PhD students for 2020 who are excited about visualization, human-centered machine learning, and data science. If you want to work with us, please apply to the HCII PhD program. We also advise students in other PhD programs in our School of Computer Science.continue reading...