Dissertation Defense - Yea-Seul Kim
You are cordially invited to join us for the Dissertation Defense of Yea-Seul Kim, to be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, via Zoom from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Title: Designing Beliefs-driven Interactions with Data
As society becomes increasingly data-driven, people encounter numerical estimates about topics ranging from socially relevant phenomenon (e.g., job growth statistics) to personal informatics (e.g., heart rate data) on a daily basis. Visualizations effectively summarize data to help people more easily grasp the phenomenon that data represents. Evidence from cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, and related fields demonstrate that beliefs play a key role in how people interpret and comprehend new information. However, research in Visualization and HCI lacks design patterns and techniques for integrating users’ beliefs into human-data interactions, as well as formal models for evaluating the interactions.
For my dissertation, I present how visualization research can fill this gap by combining novel interfaces for interacting with one’s beliefs with models of Bayesian inference to quantify and evaluate people’s data interpretation processes in light of their beliefs. I show how accounting for beliefs in visualization interpretation and interaction provides deeper insight into how we should design and evaluate visualizations. I introduce several interactive graphical techniques developed to elicit people’s beliefs by emulating how people reason about uncertainty. I also introduce interactive applications that use the user’s prior beliefs to personalize presentations of data to improve uncertainty comprehension.
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- Amy Ko, Chair
- Katharina Reinecke, GSR
- Jessica Hullman
- Jeffrey Heer
- Jevin West