Publications

Refereed  Conference & Journal Articles


Emre Oral, Ria Chawla, Michel Wijkstra, Narges Mahyar, Evanthia Dimara, “From Information to Choose: A Critical Inquiry Into Visualization Tools for Decision Making”, IEEE VIS 2023, 11 pages, 2023 (to appear).
Preprint

Sharon Yavo-Ayalon, Swapna Joshi, Yuzhen (Adam) Zhang, Ruixiang (Albert) Han, Narges Mahyar, Wendy Ju, “Building Community Resiliency through Immersive Communal Extended Reality (CXR)”, MDPI Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 25 pages, 2023.
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Alyxander Burns, Christiana Lee, Ria Chawla, Evan Peck, Narges Mahyar, “Who Do We Mean When We Talk About Visualization Novices?”, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI), 22 pages, 2023.
Paper | Talk

Sheshera Mysore, Mahmood Jasim, Haoru Song, Sarah Akbar, Andre Kenneth Chase Randall, Narges Mahyar, “Exploring how Data Scientists Review Scholarly Literature”, ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR), pp. 137-152, 2023.
Paper | Slides

Zhiqiu JiangMashrur Rashik, Kunjal Panchal, Mahmood Jasim, Ali Sarvghad, Pari Riahi, Erica DeWitt, Fey Thurber, Narges Mahyar, “CommunityBots: Creating and Evaluating A Multi-Agent Chatbot Platform for Public Input Elicitation”, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), pp. 1-32, 2023.
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Alyxander Burns, Thai On, Christiana Lee, Cindy Xiong, Evan Peck, Narges Mahyar, “From Invisible to Visible: Impacts of Metadata in Communicative Data Visualization”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics Journal (TVCG), 12 pages, pp. 1-16, 2022.
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Erica Dewitt, Zhiqiu Jiang, Mashrur Rashik, Kunjal Panchal, Mahmood Jasim, Fey Thurber, Cami Quinteros, Ali Sarvghad, Narges Mahyar, and Pari Riahi, “Mapping Instability: The Effects of the Pandemic on the Civic Life of a Small Town”, Environments By Design: Health, Wellbeing, and Place Conference, Organized by the Society for Sociology of Health, Syracuse University, Chalmers University of Technology, Northumbria University, AMPS proceeding Series 26.2, ISSN 2398-9467, pp. 170-181, 2022.
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Eric P. S. Baumer, Mahmood Jasim, Ali Sarvghad and Narges Mahyar, “Of Course it’s Political! A Critical Inquiry into Underemphasized Dimensions in Civic Text Visualization”, EuroVis 2022, Volume 4, no. 3, 14 Pages, 2022.
Paper | Talk | Media Coverage

Ali Sarvghad, Rolando Franqui-Nadal, Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, Ria Chawla and Narges Mahyar, “Scientometric Analysis of Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Gender Trends in 30 Years of IEEE VIS Publications”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 12 pages, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2022.3158236, 2022.
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Abram Handler, Narges Mahyar and Brendan O’Connor, “ClioQuery: Interactive QueryOriented Text Analytics for Comprehensive Investigation of Historical News Archives”, Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, Article No. 22, pp. 1–49, 2022.
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Mahmood Jasim, Christopher Collins, Ali Sarvghad and Narges Mahyar, “Supporting Serendipitous Discovery and Balanced Analysis of Online Product Reviews with Interaction-Driven Metrics and Bias-Mitigating Suggestions”, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI), pp.1-24, 2022.
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Brandon Reynante, Steven P. Dow, and Narges Mahyar, “A Framework for Open Civic Design: Integrating Public Participation, Crowdsourcing, and Design Thinking”, ACM Journal for Digital Government: Research and Practice, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp. 1-22, Oct 2021.
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Mahmood Jasim, Enamul Hoque, Ali Sarvghad and Narges Mahyar, “CommunityPulse: Facilitating Community Input Analysis by Surfacing Hidden Insights, Reflections, and Priorities”, ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), pp. 846-863, 2021.
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Alyxander Burns, Cindy Xiong, Steven Franconeri, Alberto Cairo and Narges Mahyar, “Designing with Pictographs: Envision Topics without Sacrificing Sensemaking”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 13 pages, 2021.
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Carolina Aragón, Mahmood Jasim and Narges Mahyar, “RisingEMOTIONS: Bridging Art and Technology to Increase Public Engagement with Climate Change”, ACM Creativity and Cognition, pp. 1-10, 2021.
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Mahmood Jasim, Pooya  Khaloo,  Somin  Wadhwa,  Amy  X.  Zhang, Ali Sarvghad, Narges Mahyar, “CommunityClick:  Capturing and Reporting Community Feedback from Town Halls to Improve Inclusivity”, The 23rd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, pp. 1-32, 2020.
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Hee-Tae Jung, Taiwoo Park, Narges Mahyar, Sungji Park, Taekyeong Rye, Yangsoo Kim, Sunghoon Ivan Lee, “Rehabilitation Games in Real-World Clinical Settings: Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities”,  ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction Journal (ACM TOCHI, will be presented at ACM CHI 2021), vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 1-43, 2020.
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Narges Mahyar, Diana V. Nguyen, Maggie Chan, Jiayi Zheng, Steven P. Dow, “The Civic Data Deluge: Understanding the Challenges of Analyzing Large-Scale Community Input”, ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), pp. 1171-1181, 2019.
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Sarmad Mehrbod, Sheryl Staub-French, Narges Mahyar, Melanie Tory, “Beyond the clash: investigating BIM-based building design coordination issue representation and resolution”, Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon) 24.3, pp. 33-57, 2019.
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Sarmad Mehrbod, Sheryl Staub-French, Na­­­­­­rges Mahyar, Melanie Tory, “Characterizing Interactions with BIM Tools in Building Design Coordination Meetings”,  Journal of Automation in Construction, vol. 98, pp. 195-213, 2019.

Narges Mahyar, Michael James, Michelle Ng, Reggie Wu, Steven P. Dow, “CommunityCrit: Inviting the Public to Improve and Evaluate Urban Design Ideas through Micro-Activities”,  ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), pp. 1-14, 2018.
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Cynthia Girling, Ronald W. Kellett, Kellogg S. Booth, Narges Mahyar, Kelly J. Burke, Alix Krahn, “Collaboration Tools to Support Informed Public Engagement”, Landscape Research Record, no. 06pp. 264-278, 2017.
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Ali Sarvghad, Melanie Tory, Narges Mahyar, “Visualizing Dimension Coverage to Support Exploratory Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 10 pages, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 21-30, 2016.
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Narges Mahyar, Kelly Burke, Siyi Meng, Jialiang Xiang, Kellogg S. Booth, Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett, “UD Co-Spaces: A Table-Centered Multi-Display Environment for Public Engagement in Urban Design Charrettes”, Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS ’16), ACM, pp. 109-118, 2016.
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Sarmad Mehrbod, Sheryl Staub-French, Melanie Tory, Narges Mahyar, “A Framework for Classifying BIM Design Coordination Issues”, Construction Specialty Conference, June 8-10, pp. 329-429, 2015.
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Narges Mahyar, Melanie Tory, “Supporting Communication and Coordination in Collaborative Sensemaking”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, pp. 1633-1642, 2014.
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Narges Mahyar, Ali Sarvghad, Melanie Tory, Tyler Weeres, “Observations of Record-Keeping in Co-located Collaborative Analysis”, HCI Mini-Track, HICSS 2013, pp. 460-469, 2013.
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Narges Mahyar, Ali Sarvghad, Melanie Tory, “Note Taking in Co-located Collaborative Visual Analytics: Analysis of an Observational Study”, Information Visualization, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 190-204, 2012. [Special Issue on VAST 2010 top 4 papers]
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Narges Mahyar, Ali Sarvghad, Melanie Tory, “A Closer Look at Note Taking in the Co-located Collaborative Visual Analytics Process,” IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST’10), pp. 171-178, 2010.
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Wai K. Yeap, Tommi Opas, Narges Mahyar,On Two Desiderata for Creativity Support Tools”, Conference on Computational Creativity, pp. 180-189, 2010.
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Refereed Workshop Papers


Mahmood Jasim, Ali Sarvghad, Narges Mahyar, “CommunityClick-Virtual: Multi-Modal Interactions for Enhancing Participation in Virtual Meetings”, 5 pages, Multimodal Experiences for Remote Communication Around Data Online (MERCADO) Workshop, in conjunction with IEEE VIS 2023, (to appear).
Preprint

Mahmood Jasim, Mohit Iyyer, Narges Mahyar, “Unveiling Insights: Surfacing Fine-Grained Discourse Acts in Short Free-Form Public Input Text through Visual Analytics”, 5 pages, Exploring Research Opportunities for Natural Language, Text, and Data Visualization (NLVIZ) Workshop, in conjunction with IEEE VIS 2023, (to appear).
Preprint

Mahmood Jasim, Mumtaz Fatima, Sagarika Ramesh Sonni, Narges Mahyar, “Bridging the Divide: Promoting Serendipitous Discovery of Opposing Viewpoints with Visual Analytics in Social Media”, Visualization for Social Good (VIS4SG) Workshop, 5 pages, in conjunction with IEEE VIS 2023.
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Kostiantyn Kucher, Nicole Sultanum, Angel Daza, Vasiliki Simaki, Maria Skeppstedt, Barbara Plank, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Narges Mahyar, “An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Evaluation and Experimental Design for Visual Text Analytics”, Workshop on Evaluation and Beyond-Methodological Approaches for Visualization (BELIV 2022 ), in conjunction with IEEE VIS 2022, Position Paper, Oct 16-21, 2022.
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Pantea Haghighatkhah, Mennatallah El-Assady, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Narges Mahyar, Carita Paradis, Vasiliki Simaki, Bettina Speckmann, “Characterizing Uncertainty in the Visual Text Analysis Pipeline”, Visualization for Digital Humanity (Vis4DH) workshop, In conjunction with IEEE VIS 2022, Oct 16-21, 2022.
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Alyxander Burns, Thai On, Christiana Lee, Rachel Shapiro, Cindy Xiong, Narges Mahyar, “Making the Invisible Visible: Risks and benefits of disclosing metadata in visualization”, IEEE Workshop on Visualization for Social Good (VIS4Good), pp. 11-15, 2021.
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Alyxander Burns, Cindy Xiong, Steven Franconeri, Alberto Cairo, Narges Mahyar, “How to evaluate data visualizations across different levels of understanding”, BELIV 2020: Proceedings of the Eighth IEEE Workshop on Evaluation and Beyond-Methodological Approaches for Visualization, in conjunction with IEEE VIS 2020, pp. 19-28, 2020.
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Mahmood Jasim, Amy X. Zhang, Ali Sarvghad, Narges Mahyar. “Inclusivity in Town Halls: Challenges, Paradigm Shift, and Opportunities”, Civic Technologies Workshop, in conjunction with CSCW 2020, 5 pages, 2020.
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Narges Mahyar, Weichen Liu, Dangyi Liu, Steven P. Dow, “Enabling Crowdsourced Visualizations to Support Large-Scale Civic Engagement”, Workshop on Crowd-Civic Systems, CSCW 2017, 5 pages, 2017.
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Narges Mahyar, Kellogg S. Booth, Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett, “Just Scratching the Surface, the Long Road to Effective Cross-Display Interaction”, Cross-Surface ’16 workshop, in conjunction with ACM ISS’16, 7 pages, 2016.
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Narges Mahyar, Sung-Hee Kim, Bum Chul Kwon, “Towards a Taxonomy for Evaluating User Engagement in Information Visualization”, Workshop on Personal Visualization: Exploring Everyday Life, IEEE VIS 2015, 4 pages, 2015.
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Ronald Kellett, Kellogg Booth, Narges Mahyar, “Collaboration Technology for Stakeholder Engagement in Urban Planning”, Information Technology & City Life Workshop, CSCW 15, March 14-16, 2 pages, 2015.
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Narges Mahyar, Ali Sarvghad, Melanie Tory, Tyler Weeres, “CoSpaces: Workspaces to Support Co-located Collaborative Visual Analytics,” DEXIS 2011, 4 pages, 2011.
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Narges Mahyar, Ali Sarvghad, Melanie Tory, “Roles of Notes in Co-located Collaborative Visualization”, Workshop on Collaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces (CoVis 2009), 4 pages, 2009.
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Ali Sarvghad, Narges Mahyar, Melanie Tory, “History Tools for Collaborative Visualization,” Workshop on Collaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces (CoVis 2009), 4 pages, 2009.
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Refereed Abstract, Poster & Demo Papers


Angelika Ladia, Maanas Peri, Dylan Landman, Mahmood Jasim, and Narges Mahyar, “Reimagining the Virtual Classroom: Enhancing Engagement and Student-Teacher Interaction in the Digital Age.” Creativity and Cognition, 2023.

Andrew Cunningham, Alyxander Burns, Narges Mahyar, “Looking to the Past to Visualize the Present: Revisiting W.E.B. Du Bois’ Abolitionist Visualizations”, In Posters of the IEEE Conference on Visualization, 2 pages, 2020.
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Mahmood Jasim, Pooya Khaloo, Somin Wadhwa, Amy X. Zhang, Ali Sarvghad, Narges Mahyar, “CommunityClick: Towards Improving Inclusivity in Town Halls”, In Companion Publication of the 2020 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW’20 Companion), ACM, pp. 37–41, 2020.
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Tamanna Motahar, Mahmood Jasim, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Narges Mahyar, “Exploring How International Graduate Students in the US Seek Support”, In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstract, pp. 1-8, 2020.
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Mahmood Jasim, Ali Sarvghad, Enamul Hoque, Narges Mahyar, “Towards Understanding Desiderata for Large-Scale Civic Input Analysis”, In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstract, pp. 1-8, 2020.
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Cynthia Girling, Kellogg S. Booth, Narges Mahyar, Ronald Kellett, Kelly Burke, “Fast and Early Feedback: Collaboration Tools to Support Informed Public Engagement”, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference, abstract, 4 pages, May 2017.

Narges Mahyar, Weichen Liu, Sijia Xiao, Jacob T. Browne, Ming Yang, Steven P. Dow, “ConsensUs: Visualizing Points of Disagreement for Multi-Criteria Collaborative Decision Making”, CSCW 2017, demonstration, 4 pages, 2017.
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Narges Mahyar, Siyi Meng, Jialiang Xiang, Kellogg S. Booth, Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett, “A Multi-Display Environment for Community Planning”, Graphics Interface, 2 pages, Poster, 2016.
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Narges Mahyar, Melanie Tory, “CLIP: A Visual Thinking Space to Support Collaborative Sensemaking and Reasoning”, Graphics, Animation and New Media (GRAND) NCE AGM, 4 pages research note, 2014.
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Magazines, Commentary Papers & Doctoral Symposium


Iman Deznabi, Tamanna Motahar, Ali Sarvghad, Madelina Fiterau, Narges Mahyar, “Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Academic Community: Results from a survey conducted at University of Massachusetts Amherst”, ACM Digital Government: Research and Practice, COVID-19 Commentary, pp. 1-12, 2021.
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Narges Mahyar, Mahmood Jasim, Ali Sarvghad, “Designing Technology for Sociotechnical Problems: Challenges & Considerations”, IEEE Computer Graphics, and Applications, (Volume: 40, Issue: 6), pp. 76-87, 2020. [Invited Article]
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Michael SedlmairPetra Isenberg, Tobias Isenberg, Narges Mahyar, Heidi Lam, Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on “Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization” (BELIV 2016, October 24, Baltimore, Maryland, USA), October 2016.
Proceedings

Narges Mahyar, “Supporting Note Taking in Co-located Collaborative Visual Analytics on Large Interactive Surfaces”, Part of the Doctoral Colloquium, ITS 11 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, 4 pages, 2011.
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Dissertation & Thesis


Narges Mahyar, Supporting Sensemaking during Collocated Collaborative Visual Analytics. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Victoria, 2014.
Dissertation

Narges Mahyar, Implementation of Creative-Pad: A New Creativity Support System. MSC Thesis. University of Malaya, 2008.
MSC Thesis