Call for chapters: Human centric visualization

Human centric visualization: Theories, methodologies and case studies
A book edited by Tony Huang (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia), to be published by Springer:

1. Introduction
Visualizations (diagrams) are produced for people to make sense or interact with
them. Rapid advances in display technology and computer power have enabled rese
archers to produce visually appealing pictures or compelling visual environments
to end users. However, the effectiveness of those pictures in conveying embedde
d information to the users and impact of visual environments on humans have not
been fully understood.

This book addresses issues related to design, evaluation and application of visu
alizations from a human centric perspective. This cutting-edge book is an edited
volume whose contributors include experts worldwide, from diverse disciplines i
ncluding psychologist, artists, engineers and scientists.
Academics, students, engineers and consultants will find this book useful for bo
th research and engineering purposes.

2. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Part I: Introduction and overview

  • Current status and future challenges of visualization methods
  • Current status and future challenges of human centric visualizations research
  • Survey of evaluation methods in visualization
  • Survey of theories, frameworks, models, heuristics and design principles for visualization

Part II: Theories, models, frameworks, heuristics and design principles for human centric visualization

  • Theories of visual thinking, diagram perception, cognition and reasoning and their applications
  • Latest developments toward theories of visualization
  • Latest development of frameworks, models, heuristics and design principles for visualization
  • Applications of the theories, frameworks, models, heuristics and design principles
  • Adaptations and applications of theories from other domains in visualization

Part III: Methodologies for design, development and evaluation of human centric visualization

  • Approaches and practices of visualization design
  • Evaluation methods
  • Measurement metrics
  • Taxonomies of tasks
  • Design and evaluation frameworks
  • Development and validation of methodologies
  • Application of methodologies
  • Lessons learned and experience obtained in developing and applying methodologies

Part IV: Case studies of human centric visualization

  • Human factors (e.g., memory, cognitive ability, gender, individual differences)
  • Visual perception and cognition
  • Visual analytics
  • Social, cultural aspects of visualization
  • Implications of new technologies (e.g., displays, new media) on humans
  • User experience
  • Implications of interactive methods on humans
  • Implications of new visualizations on humans
  • Roles of human in collaborative visualization
  • Use of visualizations for decision making, learning, business, software engineering, science, security, biology, design, construction, cartography, etc.
  • Visualization in virtual reality/mixed reality/augmented reality
  • Case studies and evaluations of interfaces, systems and prototypes of visualizations
  • Lessons learned and experience obtained in evaluating and designing visualizations


3. International editorial advisory board
Margaret Burnett, Oregon State University, USA
Chaomei Chen, Drexel University, USA
Philip Cox, Dalhousie University, Canada
Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research, USA
Joe Goldberg, Oracle, USA
John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
Maolin Huang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Christof K?r, University of Graz, Austria
David Laidlaw, Brown University, USA
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Ric Lowe, Curtin University, Australia
Kim Marriott, Monash University, Australia
Helen Purchase, University of Glasgow, UK
Mary Beth Rosson, Penn State University, USA
Jack van Wijk, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

4. Important dates
Proposal due:  February 24, 2012  (Proposal has no length limits, usually should
include motivations, method, contributions and a brief outline of the full chapter)
Notification: March 09, 2012
Full chapter due: June 15, 2012
Full manuscript due to publisher: August 1, 2012
Book publication: October 1, 2012

5. Contact
All submissions and inquiries should be sent to:
Tony Huang
CSIRO ICT Center, Australia


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