8 Jun 20105:00pm - 7:00pmCRASSH

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Professor Ben Shneiderman (University of Maryland)

 

The Visual Information Seeking mantra – Overview first, zoom and filter, then details-on-demand – was a compact way of conveying the lessons from designing interactive exploration tools for statistical data.  But this principle turns out to be broadly applicable to a range of information searching situations including cultural heritage projects.  Examples of historical time lines, photo collections, and personal biographies illustrate the importance of overviews, user control, and well-designed interfaces.  There are two take away messages: digital humanities designers can learn a lot from information visualization researchers, and computer scientists can learn a lot from cultural heritage scholars.

A wine reception will follow the talk.

 

This event is free to attend but registration is required.  To book your place please email Michelle Maciejewska by Friday 4 June.

 

For administrative enquiries contact Michelle Maciejewska.

 

 

 

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