Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Abstract: Data visualization lives and dies by screen real estate, or, more accurately, the pixels it can leverage. While typical screen resolutions grow only slowly--we're up to commodity-level 4k displays now--mobile computing is making leaps and bounds in both increasing the pixel density as well as the number of screens we surround ourselves with. Combining these two facts--visualization's hunger for pixels as well as the proliferation of mobile devices--means that the future of visualization likely spans many separate devices and screens. This kind of cross-device visualization has been the implicit guiding principle for my research for several years now. In this talk, I will review my past work on techniques and infrastructures for cross-device visualization, including our most recent Vistrates platform, and discuss my ideas for the future.