Refereed Journal Articles
Beyond the clash: investigating BIM-based building design coordination issue representation and resolution. Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon) 24.3 (2019), pp. 33-57, 2019.
Characterizing interactions with BIM tools and artifacts in building design coordination meetings. Sarmad Mehrbod, Sheryl Staub-French, Narges Mahyar, Melanie Tory, Automation in Construction 98, pp. 195-213, 2019.
Visualizing Dimension Coverage to Support Exploratory Analysis. Ali Sarvghad, Melanie Tory, and Narges Mahyar, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (VAST 2016), In press. [Paper]
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. 22.6% acceptance rate.
Best paper award [Paper] [Video]
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, July 2012. [Paper]
Refereed Conference Papers
CommunityClick: Capturing andReportingCommunityFeedback 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, 29 pages, to appear.
The Civic Data Deluge: Understanding the Challenges of Analyzing Large-Scale Community Input. Narges Mahyar, Diana V. Nguyen, Maggie Chan, Jiayi Zheng, Steven P. Dow, ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2019, 11 pages, to appear. [paper]
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, Steven P. Dow, ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018). [Paper]
Collaboration Tools to Support Informed Public Engagement. Girling, Cynthia, Ronald W. Kellett, Kellogg S. Booth, Narges Mahyar, Kelly J. Burke, Alix Krahn, Landscape Research Record, NO. 06, pp. 264-278, 2017. [Paper]
Outstanding Paper Award
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, November 6-9, 2016.
Honorable mention award [Paper]
A Framework for Classifying BIM Design Coordination Issues. Sarmad Mehrbod, Sheryl Staub-French, Melanie Tory, Narges Mahyar. Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 8-10, 2015 [Paper]
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, October 2010. 28% acceptance rate, Top 4 best VAST papers. [Paper]
On Two Desiderata for Creativity Support Tools. Yeap Wai K., Opas Tommi, and Mahyar Narges. In Proc. of the Intl. Conference on Computational Creativity, pp. 180-189, 2010. [Paper]
Refereed Short Papers
Looking to the Past to Visualize the Present: Revisiting W.E.B. Du Bois’ Abolitionist Visualizations. Andrew Cunningham, Alyxander Burns, and Narges Mahyar, In Posters of the IEEE Conference on Visualization, 2020, 2 pages, to appear.
Exploring How International Graduate Students in the US Seek Support. Tamanna Motahar, Mahmood Jasim, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Narges Mahyar, In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstract, CHI, 2020, (to appear) [pdf]
Towards Understanding Desiderata for Large-Scale Civic Input Analysis. Mahmood Jasim, Ali Sarvghad, Enamul Hoque, Narges Mahyar, In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstract, CHI, 2020, (to appear) [pdf]
Enabling Crowdsourced Visualizations to Support Large-Scale Civic Engagement. Narges Mahyar, Weichen Liu, Dangyi Liu, Steven P. Dow, Workshop on Crowd-Civic Systems, CSCW 2017, 5 pages, 2017. [Paper]
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, 4 pages, 2015. [Paper]
Collaboration Technology for Stakeholder Engagement in Urban Planning. Ronald Kellett, Kellogg Booth, Narges Mahyar. Information Technology and City Life Workshop, CSCW 2015, 2 pages, March 14-16, 2015. [Paper]
CLIP: A Visual Thinking Space to Support Collaborative Sensensemaking and Reasoning. Narges Mahyar, and Melanie Tory. Graphics, Animation and New Media (“GRAND”) NCE AGM, 4 pages, 2014.
Best Honourable Mention Research Paper [Paper]
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, 36-39, 2012. [Paper]
Roles of Notes in Co-located Collaborative Visualization. Narges Mahyar, Ali Sarvghad, and Melanie Tory. Workshop on Collaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces (CoVis 2009), 4 pages, 2009. [Paper]
History Tools for Collaborative Visualization. Ali Sarvghad, Narges Mahyar, and Melanie Tory. Workshop on Collaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces (CoVis 2009), 4pages, 2009. [Paper]
Designing Technology for Sociotechnical Problems: Challenges & Considerations. Narges Mahyar, Mahmood Jasim, and Ali Sarvghad, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 2020. 12 pages, to appear.
ConsesnsUs: Visualizing Points of Disagreement for Multi-Criteria Collaborative Decision Making, Narges Mahyar, Weichen Liu, Sijia Xiao, Jacob T. Browne, Ming Yang, Steven P. Dow, CSCW 2017 demo, 4 pages, 2017. [Paper]
Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on “Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization, Michael Sedlmair, Petra Isenberg, Tobias Isenberg, Narges Mahyar, and Heidi Lam, (BELIV 2016, October 24, Baltimore, Maryland, USA), October 2016. [doi]
Just Scratching the Surface, the Long Road to Effective Cross-Display Interaction, Narges Mahyar, Kellogg S. Booth, Cynthia Girling, and Ronald Kellett, Cross-Surface ’16 workshop, in conjunction with ACM ISS’16, 7 pages, 2016. [Paper]
A Multi-Display Environment for Community Planning. Narges Mahyar, Siyi Meng, Jialiang Xiang, Kellogg S. Booth, Cynthia Girling, and Ronald Kellett, Graphics Interface, 2 pages, 2016.
Best Honourable Mention Poster [Paper]
Supporting Note Taking in Co-located Collaborative Visual Analytics on Large Interactive Surfaces. Narges Mahyar. ITS ’11 Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, Nov 2011. 33.9% acceptance rate [Paper]
Dissertation & Thesis
Supporting Sensemaking during Collocated Collaborative Visual Analytics. PhD Dissertation. University of Victoria, 2014. [Dissertation]
Implementation of Creative-Pad: a New Creativity Support System. MSC Thesis. University of Malaya, 2008. [MSC Thesis]