Publications

2021

  • RisingEMOTIONS: Bridging Art and Technology to Increase Public Engagement with Climate Change. Carolina Aragón, Mahmood Jasim and Narges Mahyar. ACM Creativity and Cognition, 14 pages, 2021, to appear.
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  • CommunityPulse: Facilitating Community Input Analysis by Surfacing Hidden Insights, Reflections, and Priorities. Mahmood Jasim, Enamul Hoque, Ali Sarvghad and Narges Mahyar. ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 26 pages, 2021, to appear.
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  • Declutter and Focus: Empirically Evaluating Design Guidelines for Effective Data Communication. Kiran Ajani, Elsie Lee, Cindy Xiong, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, William Kemper, and Steven Franconeri. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 11 pages, 2021.
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  • Designing with Pictographs: Envision Topics without Sacrificing Understanding. Alyxander Burns, Cindy Xiong, Steven Franconeri, Alberto Cairo, and Narges Mahyar. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 11 pages, 2021.
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2020

  • CommunityClick: Capturing and Reporting Community Feedback from Town Halls to Improve Inclusivity. Mahmood Jasim, Pooya Khaloo, Somin Wadhwa, Amy X. Zhang, Ali Sarvghad, and Narges Mahyar. The 23rd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, 2020.
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  • CommunityClick: Towards Improving Inclusivity in Town Halls. Mahmood Jasim, Pooya Khaloo, Somin Wadhwa, Amy X. Zhang, Ali Sarvghad, and Narges Mahyar. Companion Publication of the 2020 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW’20 Companion), 2020.
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  • The Curse of Knowledge in Visual Data Communication. Cindy Xiong, Lisanne Van Weelden, Steven Franconeri, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 3051-3062, 2020.
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  • A Design Space of Research Methods for Visualization Research. Madison A. Elliott, Christine Nothelfer, Cindy Xiong, and Danielle Albers Szafir, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2020.
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  • Designing Technology for Sociotechnical Problems: Challenges & Considerations. Narges Mahyar, Mahmood Jasim, and Ali Sarvghad, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 2020.
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  • Exploring How International Graduate Students in the US Seek Support. Tamanna Motahar, Mahmood Jasim, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, and Narges Mahyar, Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstract, 2020.
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  • How to evaluate data visualizations across different levels of understanding. Alyxander Burns, Cindy Xiong, Steven Franconeri, Alberto Cairo, and Narges Mahyar, BELIV 2020: Proceedings of the eighth IEEE Workshop on Evaluation and Beyond – Methodological Approaches for Visualization (held in conjunction with IEEE VIS 2020), 2020.
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  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Academic Community: Results from a survey conducted at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Iman Deznabi, Tamanna Motahar, Ali Sarvghad, Madelina Fiterau, Narges Mahyar. ACM Digital Government Digital Government : Research and Practice, COVID-19 Commentary, 2020.
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  • Inclusivity in Town Halls: Challenges, Paradigm Shift, and Opportunities. Mahmood Jasim, Amy X. Zhang, Ali Sarvghad, and Narges Mahyar. Civic Technologies Workshop, in conjunction with CSCW 2020, 2020.
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  • Investigating Visual Analysis of Differentially Private Data. Dan Zhang , Ali Sarvghad, and Gerome Miklau. IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics, 2020.
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  • Looking to the Past to Visualize the Present: Revisiting W.E.B. Du Bois’ Abolitionist Visualizations. Andrew Cunningham, Alyxander Burns, and Narges Mahyar, Posters of the IEEE Conference on Visualization, 2020.
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  • Rehabilitation Games in Real-World Clinical Settings: Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities. Hee-Tae Jung, Taiwoo Park, Narges Mahyar, Sungji Park, Taekyeong Rye, Yangsoo Kim, and Sunghoon Ivan Lee, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction Journal (ACM TOCHI, will be presented at ACM CHI 2021), in press.
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  • Towards Understanding Desiderata for Large-Scale Civic Input Analysis. Mahmood Jasim, Ali Sarvghad, Enamul Hoque, and Narges Mahyar, Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstract, 2020.
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  • Truth or Square: Aspect Ratio Biases Recall of Position Encodings. Cristina Ceja, Caitlyn McColeman, Cindy Xiong, and Steven Franconeri, IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics, 2020.
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2019

  • Beyond the clash: investigating BIM-based building design coordination issue representation and resolution. Sarmad Mehrbod, Sheryl Staub-French, Narges Mahyar, and Melanie Tory, Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon) 24.3 (2019), pp. 33-57, 2019.
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  • Biased Average Position Estimates in Line and Bar Graphs: Underestimation, Overestimation, and Perceptual Pull. Cindy Xiong, Cristina. R. Ceja, Casimir. J. H. Ludwig and Steven Franconeri, in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 301-310, 2020.
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  • Characterizing interactions with BIM tools and artifacts in building design coordination meetings. Sarmad Mehrbod, Sheryl Staub-French, Narges Mahyar, and Melanie Tory, Automation in Construction 98, pp. 195-213, 2019.
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  • The Civic Data Deluge: Understanding the Challenges of Analyzing Large-Scale Community Input. Narges Mahyar, Diana V. Nguyen, Maggie Chan, Jiayi Zheng, and Steven P. Dow, ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2019.
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  • Examining the Components of Trust in Map-Based Visualizations. Cindy Xiong, Lace Padilla, Kent Grayson, and Steven Franconeri, EuroVis Workshop on Trustworthy Visualization (TrustVis), 2019.
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  • Illusion of Causality in Visualized Data. Cindy Xiong, Joel Shapiro, Jessica Hullman and Steven Franconeri, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 853-862, Jan 2020.
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2018

  • CommunityCrit: Inviting the Public to Improve and Evaluate Urban Design Ideas through Micro-Activities. Narges Mahyar, Michael R. James, Michelle M. Ng, Reginal. A. Wu, and Steven P. Dow, ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018), 2018.
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  • Embedded Merge & Split: Visual Adjustment Of Data Grouping. Ali Sarvghad, Bahador Saket, Alex Endert, and Nadir Weibel, IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics, 25.1, 2018.
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  • Perceptual learning of abstract musical patterns: Recognizing composer style. Carolyn A. Bufford, Khanh-Phuong Thai, Joselyn Ho, Cindy Xiong, Carly A. Hines, and Philip J. Kellman, ICMPC, 2018.
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2017

  • Collaboration Tools to Support Informed Public Engagement. Cynthia Girling, Ronald W. Kellett, Kellogg S. Booth, Narges Mahyar, Kelly J. Burke, and Alix Krahn, Landscape Research Record, No. 06, pp. 264-278, 2017.
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  • Enabling Crowdsourced Visualizations to Support Large-Scale Civic Engagement. Narges Mahyar, Weichen Liu, Dangyi Liu, and Steven P. Dow, Workshop on Crowd-Civic Systems, CSCW 2017, 2017.
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2016

  • UD Co-Spaces: A Table-Centred Multi-Display Environment for Public Engagement in Urban Design Charrettes. Narges Mahyar, Kelly Burke, Siyi Meng, Jialiang Xiang, Kellogg S. Booth, Cynthia Girling, and Ronald Kellett, Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS ’16), pp. 109-118, 2016.
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  • Visualizing Dimension Coverage to Support Exploratory Analysis. Ali Sarvghad, Melanie Tory, and Narges Mahyar, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (VAST 2016), pp. 21-30, 2016.
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2015

  • Collaboration Technology for Stakeholder Engagement in Urban Planning. Ronald Kellett, Kellogg Booth, and Narges Mahyar. Information Technology and City Life Workshop, CSCW 2015, 2015.
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  • Exploiting Analysis History To Support Collaborative Data Analysis. Ali Sarvghad and Melanie Tory. Proceedings of the 41st Graphics Interface Conference, 2015.
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  • A Framework for Classifying BIM Design Coordination Issues. Sarmad Mehrbod, Sheryl Staub-French, Melanie Tory, and Narges Mahyar. Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Specialty Conference, 2015.
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  • Towards a Taxonomy for Evaluating User Engagement in Information Visualization. Narges Mahyar, Sung-Hee Kim, and Bum Chul Kwon. Workshop on Personal Visualization: Exploring Everyday Life, IEEE VIS 2015, 2015.
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2014

  • CLIP: A Visual Thinking Space to Support Collaborative Sensemaking and Reasoning. Narges Mahyar and Melanie Tory. Graphics, Animation and New Media (“GRAND”) NCE AGM, 2014.
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  • Exploiting History To Reduce Interaction Costs In Collaborative Analysis. Ali Sarvghad and Melanie Tory. 2014 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), pp. 273-274, 2014.
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  • Supporting Communication and Coordination in Collaborative Sensemaking. Narges Mahyar and Melanie Tory. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (VAST 2014), pp. 1633-1642, 2014.
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2013

  • Observations of Record-Keeping in Co-located Collaborative Analysis. Narges Mahyar, Ali Sarvghad, Melanie Tory, and Tyler Weeres. HICSS 2013, pp. 460-469, Jan. 2013.
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2012

  • CoSpaces: Workspaces to Support Co-located Collaborative Visual Analytics. Narges Mahyar, Ali Sarvghad, Melanie Tory and Tyler Weeres. Proceedings of the Workshop on Data Exploration for Interactive Surfaces DEXIS 2011, pp. 36-39, 2012.
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  • Note Taking in Co-located Collaborative Visual analytics: Analysis of an Observational Study. Narges Mahyar, Ali Sarvghad, and Melanie Tory. Information Visualization, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 190-204, 2012.
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2010

  • A Closer Look at Note Taking in the Co-located Collaborative Visual Analytics Process. Narges Mahyar, Ali Sarvghad, and Melanie Tory. IEEE Conf. Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST ’10), pp. 171-178, 2010.
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  • On Two Desiderata for Creativity Support Tools. Wai K. Yeap, Tommi Opas, and Narges Mahyar. In Proc. of the Intl. Conference on Computational Creativity, pp. 180-189, 2010.
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2009

  • History Tools for Collaborative Visualization. Ali Sarvghad, Narges Mahyar, and Melanie Tory. Workshop on Collaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces (CoVis 2009), 2009.
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  • Roles of Notes in Co-located Collaborative Visualization. Narges Mahyar, Ali Sarvghad, and Melanie Tory. Workshop on Collaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces (CoVis 2009), 2009.
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