I am a user research manager at Tableau focusing on interactive visual data analysis. My team's research explores how people engage with analytic tools to ask and answer questions with data and how we can better design tools to support this process. Recent work has focused on natural language interaction with visualization, contributing to Tableau's AskData feature.

RESEARCH TOPICS

My current research at Tableau focuses on these major areas:

  • Natural language interaction. I am exploring how natural language can facilitate having a conversation with your data as part of the cycle of visual analysis.

  • Collaborative analytics. I am exploring novel tools and techniques to support collaborative data analysis, including team coordination and communication.

  • Broadening the Reach. How can we engage a broader audience to ask and answer questions with visual analytics?

See projects page for details.

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