PhD thesis defense by Søren Knudsen – University of Copenhagen

PhD thesis defense by Søren Knudsen

November 10th, 2015 at 1.15 pm, Søren Knudsen will defend his PhD thesis.

Title

How does abundant display space support data analysis? Interaction techniques for information visualizations on large, high-resolution displays

Abstract

This thesis explores information visualizations on large, high-resolution touch displays for analysis of massive amounts of data. The ever increasing rate at which data is collected about everything from peoples’ health, over organisations expenditures, to scientific experiments, necessitates new data analysis techniques. Information visualizations on large, high-resolution touch displays is a promising answer to these needs, and provide abundant display space for people to make sense of data. However, little is known about how to tailor interactive visualizations to abundant display space or about the benefits they might bring. The present thesis draws on the fields of human-computer interaction (HCI) and information visualization (InfoVis) to answer these questions.

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Assessment Committee

  • Chairman: Associate Professor Sebastian Boring, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Member 1: Professor Heidrun Schumann, Institute of Computer Science, University of Rostock, Germany
  • Member 2: Reader Roy Ruddle, School of Computing, Leeds University, United Kingdom

Academic advisor

  • Professor Kasper Hornbæk, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark