Criteria for Rigor in Visualization Design Study

Jason Dykes and Miriah Meyer of the Visualization Design Lab, University of Utah, presented their 'rigor' paper at IEEE VIS in Vancouver. The paper intends to move visualization design researchers away from the kinds of system related findings and process orientated validation approach that are typical of design studies and towards ways of developing subjective knowledge constructs from applied visualization design contexts.


The paper frames visualization design study through an interpretivist perspective and aims to give design study researchers criteria that support subjective, reflexive, constructive activity. The paper also taps in to the 'design as research' and 'artefact as knowledge' strands of design (research) to frame the kinds of creative design and thinking that we do in visualization. It intends to give visualization researchers who design in applied contexts confidence in developing and presenting knowledge constructs relating to their experiences and observations of people using visualization to explore data.

Check out the 10-page IEEE Transactions in Visualization and Computer Graphics paper, or watch the 12 minute IEEE VIS presentation to find out how design study research may benefit from explicitly considering six criteria: INFORMED; ABUNDANT; REFLEXIVE; PLAUSIBLE; RESONANT; TRANSPARENT


We have an open academic position in Data Visualization in London.

We can hire from Lecturer up to Reader - Assistant to Assoc Prof.

The post is permanent (tenured, equivalent).

We'd love to hear from candidates with the enthusiasm, creativity and vision to maintain and enhance our reputation @giCentre and to develop the successful MSc in Data Science @CityUniLondon

Talk to @jsndyks and @jwoLondon at #IEEEVIS - we can discuss your ideas and our visualization group in London.

Dr. Cagatay Turkay - EuroVis Young Researcher 2019

Cagatay receives the award from Prof. Min Chen of the Oxford e-Research Centre - University of Oxford.

Cagatay receives the award from Prof. Min Chen of the Oxford e-Research Centre - University of Oxford.

We're delighted and excited to congratulate Dr. Cagatay Turkay.

He was named as EuroVis Young Researcher 2019 at EuroVis in Porto.

The award recognises the outstanding scientific contributions Cagatay has made to the European Visualization community over the last 5 years. EuroVis is the primary conference and organization for visualization research in Europe.

The award acknowledges the series of outstanding contributions Cagatay has made to Visual Data Science. These have been established through visualisations, interactions, and computational methods that enable an effective combination of human and machine capabilities to facilitate data-intensive problem solving.

The committee particularly recognised Cagatay’s highly innovative and influential contributions in the visual analysis of high-dimensional data that are helping the community explore, develop and assess the roles and potential for Visual Data Science.

He was awarded a very heavy and sharp looking glass trophy that didn't seem particularly hand-luggage friendly.