PUBLICATIONS

2019
 

Melanie Tory and Vidya Setlur, Do What I Mean, Not What I Say! Design Considerations for Supporting Intent and Context in Analytical Conversation, IEEE VAST Conference, 2019.

Bongshin Lee, Kate Isaacs, Danielle Szafir, Elizabeth Marai, Catagay Turkay, Melanie Tory, Sheelagh Carpendale, and Alex Endert, Broadening Intellectual Diversity in Visualization Research Papers, IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, 2019.

Vidya Setlur, Melanie Tory, and Alex Djalali, Inferencing Underspecified Natural Language Utterances in Visual Analysis, Intelligent User Interfaces 2019.
2018
Mona Loorak, Melanie Tory, and Sheelagh Carpendale, ChangeCatcher: Increasing Inter-author Awareness for Visualization Development, Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. EuroVis 2018).
Alper Sarikaya, Michael Correll, Lyn Bartram, Melanie Tory, Danyel Fisher, What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Dashboards? IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. InfoVis 2018).
2017

 

Enamul Hoque, Vidya Setlur, Melanie Tory, and Isaac Dykeman, Applying Pragmatics Principles for Interaction with Visual Analytics, IEEE Transaactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. VAST), Oct. 2017.

Heidi Lam, Melanie Tory, Tamara Munzner, Bridging From Goals to Tasks with Design Study Analysis Reports, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. InfoVis), Oct. 2017.

2016

Ali Sarvghad, Melanie Tory, and Narges Mahyar, Visualizing Dimension Coverage to Support Exploratory Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. VAST), Oct. 2016.

Vidya Setlur, Sarah E Battersby, Melanie Tory, Rich Gossweiler, and Angel X Chang, Eviza: A Natural Language Interface for Visual Analysis, Proc. User Interface Software and Technology, pp. 365-377, Oct. 2016.

Colin Swindells, Melanie Tory, Robert Kincaid, and Guy Evans, Understanding and supporting histopathology slide sorting, Behaviour & Information Technology, 12 pages, published online Oct. 2016.

Dandan Huang, Melanie Tory, and Lyn Bartram, A Field Study of On-Calendar Visualizations, Graphics Interface 2016. [Best Paper Award]

E. Oduor, C. Neustaedter, W. Odom, A. Tang, N. Moallem, M. Tory, P. Irani, The Frustrations and Benefits of Mobile Device Usage in the Home when Co-Present with Family Members, Proc. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 2016.

Keyun Hu, Sheryl Staub-FrenchEmail author, Melanie Tory and Madhav Prasad Nepal, VisArchive: a time and relevance based visual interface for searching, browsing, and exploring project archives, Visualization in Engineering 4(6), 2016.

Maria-Elena Froese and Melanie Tory, Lessons Learned from Designing Visualization Dashboards, IEEE computer graphics and applications 36 (2), pp. 83-89, 2016.

2015

Ali Sarvghad and Melanie Tory, Exploiting Analysis History to Support Collaborative Data Analysis, Graphics Interface 2015.

JD Jacoby, M Tory, J Tanaka, Evoked response potential training on a consumer EEG headset, IEEE Pacific Rim Conf. on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PACRIM), pp. 485-490, 2015.

Dandan Huang, Melanie Tory, Bon Adriel Aseniero, Lyn Bartram, Scott Bateman, Sheelagh Carpendale, Anthony Tang, and Robert Woodbury, "Personal Visualization and Personal Visual Analytics", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 21(3), pp. 420-433.

2014

Narges Mahyar and Melanie Tory, "Supporting Communication and Coordination in Collaborative Sensemaking", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. VAST 2014), 20(12), pp. 1633-1642. [Best paper award]

 

Matthew Brehmer, Sheelagh Carpendale, Bongshin Lee, and Melanie Tory, "Pre-Design Empiricism for Information Visualization: Scenarios, Methods, and Challenges", Proc. BELIV 2014.

2013

 

Melanie Tory, "User Studies in Visualization: A Reflection on Methods", Invited chapter in Handbook of Human Centric Visualization, 2014.

 

Maria-Elena Froese, Melanie Tory, Guy-Warwick Evans, and Kedar Shrikhande, "Evaluation of static and dynamic visualization training approaches for users with different spatial abilities", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (SciVis 2013), Oct. 2013.

 

Michael Sedlmair, Tamara Munzner, and Melanie Tory, "Empirical Guidance on Scatterplot and Dimension Reduction Technique Choices", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (InfoVis 2013), Oct. 2013.

 

Amir Hossein Hajizadeh, Melanie Tory, and Rock Leung, "Supporting awareness through collaborative brushing and linking of tabular data", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (VAST 2013), Oct. 2013.

 

Melanie Tory and Robert Kincaid, "Comparing Physical, Overlay, and Touch Screen Parameter Controls", ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS), Oct. 2013.

 

Lars Grammel, Chris Bennett, Melanie Tory, and Margaret-Anne Storey, "A Survey of Visualization Construction User Interfaces", EuroVis short paper, June 2013. PDF and supplemental material.

 

Melanie Tory, Sheryl Staub-French, Dandan Huang, Yu-Ling Chang, Colin Swindells, and Rachel Pottinger, "Comparative visualization of construction schedules", Automation in Construction, vol. 29, 68-82, Jan. 2013.

 

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

2012

 

Michael Sedlmair, Andrada Tatu, Tamara Munzner, and Melanie Tory, "A Taxonomy of Visual Cluster Separation Factors", Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. EuroVis 2012), vol. 31, no.3, 1335-1344, 2012.

 

Brianna Potvin, Colin Swindells, Melanie Tory, and Margaret-Anne Storey, “Comparing Horizontal and Vertical Surfaces for a Collaborative Design Task”, Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, vol. 2012, Article ID 137686, 10 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/137686.

 

Narges Mahyar, Ali Sarvghad, and Melanie Tory, “Note Taking in Co-located Collaborative Visual analytics: Analysis of an Observational Study”, Information Visualization, vol. 11, no. 3, 190-204, July 2012.

 

David Sprague and Melanie Tory, “Exploring How and Why People Use Visualizations in Casual Contexts: Modeling User Goals and Regulated Motivations”, Information Visualization, vol. 11, no. 2,  106-123, April 2012.

2011

 

Christopher Gat, Hanyu Zhang, Daniel M. German and Melanie Tory, “gamutHeatMap: Visualizing the Colour Shift of Rendering Intent Transformations,” Intl. Symp. Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging, Aug. 2011 (42% acceptance rate).

 

Taylor Sando, Melanie Tory, and Pourang Irani, “Impact of Group Size on Spatial Structure Understanding Tasks,” IEEE Pacific Visualization, pp. 107-114, Mar. 2011.

 

Veronika Irvine and Melanie Tory, “Math Education: A Creative Approach,” Child Computer Interaction Workshop, held in conjunction with the ACM Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 4 pages, May 2011.

 

Aras Balali Moghaddam, Jeremy Svendsen, Melanie Tory, and Alexandra Branzan Albu, “Integrating Touch and Near Touch Interactions for Information Visualizations”, Extended Abstracts of ACM Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA’11), pp. 2347-2352, May 2011.

2010

 

Lars Grammel, Melanie Tory, and Margaret-Anne Storey, “How information visualization novices construct visualizations,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. of Information Visualization’10), vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 943-952, Nov./Dec. 2010.

 

Hoi Ying Tsang, Melanie Tory, and Colin Swindells, “eSeeTrack –visualizing sequential fixation patterns,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. of Information Visualization’10), vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 953-962, Nov./Dec. 2010.

 

Jiemin Zhang, April Webster, Michael Lawrence, Madhav Nepal, Rachel Pottinger, Sheryl Staub-French, and Melanie Tory, “Improving the usability of standard schemas”, Information Systems, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 209-221, Apr. 2011.

 

Narges Mahyar, Ali Sarvghad, and Melanie Tory, “A closer look at note taking in the co-located collaborative visual analytics process,” IEEE Conf. Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST’10), pp. 171-178, October 2010.

 

Stephen Ingram, Tamara Munzner, Veronika Irvine, Steven Bergner, Melanie Tory, and Torsten Moeller, “DimStiller: workflows for dimensional analysis and reduction,” IEEE Conf. Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST’10), pp. 3-10, Oct. 2010.

 

Fieran Mason-Blakley, Jens Jahnke-Weber, Melanie Tory, and Cliff McCollum, “Visual coder: clinical coding in translational research,” ACM Int. Health Informatics Symp. (IHI’10), 4 pages, Nov. 2010.

2009

 

Melanie Tory, Colin Swindells, and Rebecca Dreezer, "Comparing Dot and Landscape Spatializations for Visual Memory Differences," IEEE Trans. Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. InfoVis 2009), vol. 16, no. 6, Nov. / Dec. 2009, pp. 1033-1040.

 

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

 

Ali Sarvghad, Narges Mahyar, and Melanie Tory, "History Tools for Collaborative Visualization, " Workshop on Collaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces (CoVis 2009), Oct. 2009.

 

Taylor Sando, Melanie Tory, and Pourang Irani, "Effects of Animation, User-Controlled Interactions, and Multiple Static Views in Understanding 3D Structures," Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization, pp. 69-76, 2009.

 

Colin Swindells, Melanie Tory, and Rebecca Dreezer, “Comparing Parameter Manipulation with Mouse, Pen, and Slider User Interfaces,” Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. EuroVis 2009), vol. 28, no. 3, June 2009, pp. 919-926.

 

Dandan Huang, Melanie Tory, Sheryl Staub-French, and Rachel Pottinger, "Visualization Techniques for Schedule Comparison," Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. EuroVis 2009), vol. 28, no. 3, June 2009, pp. 951-958.

 

Fuqu Wu and Melanie Tory, “PhotoScope: Visualizing Spatiotemporal Coverage of Photos for Construction Management,” ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2009), pp. 1103-1112.

 

David W. Sprague and Melanie Tory, "Motivation and Procrastination: Methods for Evaluating Pragmatic Casual Information Visualizations," Visualization Viewpoints article in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 29, no. 4, July 2009, pp. 86-91.

 

Javier Diaz, Keyun Hu, and Melanie Tory, "An Exploratory Study of Tag-based Visual Interfaces for Searching Folksonomies", BCS HCI 2009.

2008

 

Melanie Tory, Sheryl Staub-French, Barry Po, and Fuqu Wu, “Physical and digital artifact-mediated coordination in building design,” Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, vol. 17,

no. 4, pp. 311-351, Aug. 2008.

 

Melanie Tory and Sheryl Staub-French, “Qualitative Evaluation of Visualization: A Building Design Field Study,” in BELIV 2008, Workshop held in conjunction with CHI 2008.

 

David W. Sprague, Fuqu Wu, and Melanie Tory, “Music Selection Using the PartyVote Democratic Jukebox,” in Advanced Visual Interfaces 2008, pp. 433-436.

2007

 

Melanie Tory, David W. Sprague, Fuqu Wu, Wing Yan So, and Tamara Munzner, "Spatialization Design: Comparing Points and Landscapes", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. Information Visualization 2007), vol. 13, no. 6, Nov./Dec. 2007, pp. 1262-1269.

 

M. Crider, S. Bergner, T.N. Smyth, T. Moeller, M.K. Tory, A.E. Kirkpatrick, and D. Weiskopf, “A mixing board interface for graphics and visualization applications,” Graphics Interface 2007, pp. 87-94, May 2007. (40% acceptance rate).

2006

 

M. Golparvar Fard, S. Staub-French, B.A. Po, and M. Tory, "Requirements for a Mobile Interactive Workspace to Support Design Development and Coordination", Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBEXI 2006), June 2006, pp. 3587-3596.

 

Anthony Tang, Melanie Tory, Barry Po, Petra Neumann, and Sheelagh Carpendale, “Collaborative Coupling over Tabletop Displays”, ACM CHI 2006, pp. 1181-1190, Apr. 2006. (23% acceptance rate).

 

Melanie Tory, Arthur E. Kirkpatrick, M. Stella Atkins, and Torsten Moeller, “Visualization Task Performance with 2D, 3D, and Combination Displays”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 12, no. 1, Jan./Feb. 2006, pp. 2-13.

2005

Steven Bergner, Torsten Moeller, Melanie Tory, and Mark S. Drew, “A Practical Approach to Spectral Volume Rendering”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 11, no. 2, Mar./Apr. 2005, pp. 207-216.

 

Melanie Tory, Simeon Potts, and Torsten Moeller, “A Parallel Coordinates Style Interface for Exploratory Volume Visualization”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 11, no. 1, Jan./Feb. 2005, pp. 71-80. 

 

Melanie Tory, M. Stella Atkins, Arthur E. Kirkpatrick, Marios Nicolauo, and Guang-Zhong Yang, “Eyegaze Area-of-Interest Analysis of 2D and 3D Combination Displays”, IEEE Visualization 2005, Oct. 2005. (33% acceptance rate).

 

Melanie Tory and Torsten Moeller, “Evaluating Visualizations: Do Expert Reviews Work?”, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 25, no. 5, Sept./Oct. 2005, pp. 8-11.

2004

Melanie Tory and Torsten Moeller, “Human Factors In Visualization Research”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 10, no. 1, Jan./Feb. 2004, pp. 72-84.

 

Melanie Tory and Torsten Moeller, “Rethinking Visualization: A High-Level Taxonomy”, IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2004, pp. 151-158, Oct. 2004. (30% acceptance rate).

 

Melanie Tory, Torsten Moeller, M. Stella Atkins, and Arthur E. Kirkpatrick, “Combining 2D and 3D Views for Orientation and Relative Position Tasks”, CHI 2004, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI Letters, 6(1), pp. 73-80, April 2004. (16% acceptance rate).

 

Melanie Tory, "Combining 2D and 3D Views for Visualization of Spatial Data", PhD thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2004.

2003

 

Melanie Tory, “Mental Registration of 2D and 3D Visualizations (An Empirical Study)”, IEEE Visualization 2003, pp. 371-378, Oct. 2003. (33% acceptance rate).

 

Melanie Tory and Colin Swindells, “Comparing ExoVis, Orientation Icon, and In-Place 3D Visualization Techniques”, Graphics Interface 2003, pp. 57-64, June 2003. (33% acceptance rate).

2002

Swindells, C., Inkpen, K.M., Dill, J.C. and Tory, M., “Use that there! Gesturing to determine device identity”, UIST 2002, ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, CHI Letters 4(2), pp. 151-160, Oct. 2002. 

 

M. S. Atkins, J. J. Orchard, B. Law, M. K. Tory, “Robustness of the brain parenchymal fraction for measuring brain atrophy”, SPIE International Symposium on Medical Imaging, 4684, pp. 201-205, Feb. 2002.

2001

 

Melanie Tory, Niklas Roeber, Torsten Moeller, Anna Celler, and M. Stella Atkins, “4D Space-Time Techniques: A Medical Imaging Case Study”, IEEE Visualization 2001, pp. 473-476, Oct. 2001. (47% acceptance rate).

 

Atkins, M.S., Orchard, J., Tory, M.K., “Evaluation of Brain Atrophy Measures in MRI”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, Oct. 2001.

 

Melanie Tory, Torsten Moeller, and M. Stella Atkins, “Visualization of Time-Varying MRI Data for MS Lesion Analysis”, SPIE International Symposium on Medical Imaging, 4319, pp. 590-598, Feb. 2001.

© 2016 Melanie Tory