The Department of Visualization conducts innovative research and produces high-quality creative works.
Faculty and students can engage in research through the Department of Visualization in a variety of ways including:
- Authoring and co-authoring academic papers
- Creating content for research projects
- Showcasing artwork at local galleries
Visualization research improves and expands the creative applications of technology. Our faculty and students explore and create augmented and virtual realities, discovering new techniques and knowledge along the way.
The production of creative works is another form of scholarly work within the college. These endeavors are more hands-on and allow for the creativity of each individual.
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab
HCI@Viz consists of five research groups that conduct research in human-computer interaction, human-centered computing and interactive systems. Research topics include embodied interaction, virtual and augmented reality, data visualization, child-computer interaction, soft materials interaction, interactive storytelling and more.
Faculty lead: Sharon Lynn Chu
Faculty lead: Francis Quek
INteractive Data and Immersive Environments (INDIE) Lab
Faculty lead: Eric Ragan
Soft Interaction Lab
Faculty lead: Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo
Faculty lead: Ann McNamara
Learning Interactive Visualization Experience (LIVE) Lab
Faculty lead: Andre Thomas
Learning Interactive Visualization Experience Lab (LIVE Lab)
The Learning Interactive Visualization Experience Lab explores the incorporation of game technology and methodologies into the classroom experience and within educational research. The LIVE Lab collaborates with other departments, colleges, and universities to foster the research and development of educational experiences. Their research impacts education in K-12, higher education, corporations, governments, and NGO’s.