The Visualization and Usability Group conducts research in information visualization, virtual environments, related HCI technologies, and the evaluation of these technologies in order to demonstrate the utility and feasibility of visual displays of information to industry and government.
Password Usability Research -- The usability scientists at the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) are conducting an independent research project on password usability. Passwords are the source of many cartoons and office jokes. These cartoons and jokes are not based on good scientific data but rather on anecdotal evidence.
Interactive Intelligent Systems—The main focus of the Interactive Intelligent Systems project is to perform research using the best technologies that push the envelope of both interface and interaction. The resulting goal is to …
3D Shape Research—The main focuses of Shape Analysis Research Project (SARP) are to investigate 3D shape-based retrieval and to apply shape analysis to address a number of scientific research problems.
Usability and accessibility of Voting Systems—Directed by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 NIST has been working with the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) to develop voting system …