Schedule (Oct 25th)


Session 1: Welcome, Keynote, Paper Presentations —
Vis in the Time of COVID (8:00 - 9:30)

8:00 - 08:10 Welcome
Kyle Hall

8:10 - 8:50 Keynote
John Burn-Murdoch --- Lessons learned from visualising the pandemic

For eight months, the Financial Times has been producing daily visualisations on the coronavirus pandemic, attempting to distill the most important information into charts for a mass audience spread across the globe. In the process of creating and disseminating more than 1,000 graphics on a topic of huge public interest, we have learned many lessons about the challenges of creating data visualisations that can be easily understood and trusted by an audience that spans a huge range in terms of its data- and visual-literacy, and its pre-existing feelings about a subject matter that has become intensely politicised. This talk will detail several of the challenges we have come up against in this process, and how we have attempted to solve them both within the domain of data visualisation and more broadly through best practices in clear communication. more ...


8:50 - 9:10 Paper Distributed Synchronous Visualization Design: Challenges and Opportunities
Tatiana Losev, Sarah Storteboom, Sheelagh Carpendale, Søren Knudsen

9:10 - 9:30 PaperPipelines Bent, Pipelines Broken: Interdisciplinary Self-Reflection on the Impact of COVID-19 on Current and Future Research
Priscilla Balestrucci, Katrin Angerbauer, Cristina Morariu, Robin Welsch, Lewis L Chuang, Daniel Weiskopf, Marc Ernst, Michael Sedlmair


BREAK 9:30 - 10:00


Session 2: Paper Presentations + Break-out Sessions — Evaluation Methods & Extensions (9:30 - 11:30)

10:00-10:20 Paper How to evaluate data visualizations across different levels of understanding
Alyxander Burns, Cindy Xiong, Steven Franconeri, Alberto Cairo, Narges Mahyar

10:20-10:40 Paper Using Close Reading as a Method for Evaluating Visualizations
Annie Bares, Stephanie Zeller, Cullen D. Jackson, Daniel F. Keefe, Francesca Samsel


11:00-11:30 — Zoom Breakout Session


BREAK 11:30-12:00


Session 3: Panels — Provocations (12:00-1:30)

12:00-12:30 Fireside Chat: Thoughts on Design Studies
Moderator: Miriah Meyer
Invited panelists:
Michael Correll
Tamara Munzner

*Paper What Do We Actually Learn from Evaluations in the "Heroic Era" of Visualization?, Michael Correll

12:30-12:40 Paper Towards Identification and Mitigation of Task-Based Challenges in Comparative Visualization Studies
Aditeya Pandey, Uzma Syeda, Michelle Borkin

12:40-1:30 Panel: Vis Evaluation Moving into the Next Decade
Moderator: Miriah Meyer
Invited panelists:
Florian Alt
Danielle Szafir
Petra Isenberg
Tamara Munzner
Aditeya Pandey


BREAK 1:30-2:00


Session 4: Paper Presentations + Break-out Sessions — Design Methods & Extensions (2:00-3:30)

2:00-2:20 Paper Understanding User Experience of COVID-19 Maps through Remote Elicitation Interviews
Damla Çay, Till Nagel, Asim Evren Yantac

2:20-2:40 Paper Data-First Visualization Design Studies
Michael Oppermann, Tamara Munzner

2:40-3:00 Paper Extending Recommendations for Creative Visualization-Opportunities Workshops
Christian Knoll, Asil Çetin, Torsten Moeller, Miriah Meyer

3:00-3:30 — Zoom Breakout Session