The Information Interfaces Group, an HCI research group in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, develops computing technologies that help people take advantage of information to enrich their lives.
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Using visualization and visual analytics to help analysis and sensemaking on text document collections.

Exploring conference paper citation data visually.

Touch Interaction
Developing interaction techniques for visualization on touch-based tablet and mobile devices.

Social Media Visual Analytics
Helping people analyze and understand social media through interactive visualization and other techniques.

Using visual analytics to help psychologists explore social and communicative behaviors.

Building novel interactive visualizations without programming.
Exploring boolean set data through visualization and direct manipulation.

Sports Data Visualization
Visualizing sports data to help people understand, analyze, and predict sporting events.

Analyzing and exploring converging business ecosystems through visual analytics.

Supporting flexible network modeling for visual analysis of spreadsheets and databases.

Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
Helping people explore, analyze, and understand data through interactive visualization techniques and systems.

Visual Analytics for Intelligence Analysis
Informing the design of visual analytics systems for intelligence analysis.

Empowering workers to use visualizations of printer data as a basis for conversation and reflection.
Enabling real-time awareness and exploratory analysis of temporal, categorical event transactions.
The Buzz
Supporting end-user mashup creation and content aggregation onto photo and text collages.

Developing Information Art: Virtual paintings that peripherally convey information to people.

Aiding equity investors with mutual fund portfolio diversification through the use of Context Treemaps.
Dust & Magnet
Assisting people understand multivariate data sets using a magnet metaphor-based visualization.
Developing circular, space-filling visualizations for depicting information hierarchies and trees.
Software Visualization
Helping people understand software through visualization of programs, data structures, algorithms, and executions.




John was recently named to be an IEEE Fellow, effective Jan. 2014.

In November, John was appointed as an Honorary Professor in the School of Computer Science at the Univ. of St. Andrews in Scotland.

We presented a paper about visualizing social and communicative behaviors at VAHC '13 in November.

Lab alumn Zhicheng "Leo" Liu's PhD thesis was selected as runner-up in the VGTC Visualization Pioneer Group's 2013 dissertation awards. See photo.

A journal paper about how Jigsaw combines computational text analysis with interactive visualization appeared in the Oct. '13 IEEE TVCG issue, and was presented at one of the VIS '13 TVCG sessions.

We hosted IEEE VIS '13 here in Atlanta in October. (See photos.) Thanks to all the attendees for the positive feedback!

We had a paper about dotlink360 appear at InfoVis '13 this fall, and we presented 4 other posters at VIS as well.

We co-organized the Public Health Data Visualization and Sports Data Visualization workshops at VIS this fall.

II Lab - Visit our lab
CS 7450 - InfoVis Class

- School of Interactive Computing
-- College of Computing
--- GVU Center
---- Georgia Tech

Research supported in part by grants from the National Science Foundation (IIS-1320537), DARPA's XDATA program, from the Dept. of Homeland Security's Center of Excellence in Command, Control and Interoperability (VACCINE), an IBM PHD Fellowship, and donations from the Georgia Aquarium and Adobe Research.