Dean's Seminar Series: Innovating in the Teaching of Information Visualization by Marti Hearst

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21 Aug 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Caulfield 7.84, VC to Clayton Seminar Room G12A


Marti Hearst

Speaker: Marti Hearst


Information visualization has escaped the research lab and is now heavily used by practitioners across a wide spectrum of fields. New software tools and programming frameworks appear on a monthly basis. New design paradigms are rapidly gaining acceptance and evolving. As the role of information visualization grows and changes in the world of practice, new methods are needed to teach this dynamic topic.

Four years ago, influenced by online offerings and readings of the pedagogy of active learning and peer learning, I radically changed my teaching approach to reflect these trends. In this talk I will share the results of my classroom experimentation, as well as highlighting ideas presented by others at a panel and subsequent workshop we co-organized at IEEE Infoviz.


Marti Hearst is a Professor at UC Berkeley in the School of Information and the Computer Science Division. Her research encompasses user interfaces with a focus on search, information visualization with a focus on text, computational linguistics, and education at scale. She is Vice President of the Association of Computational Linguistics, a member of the CHI Academy, and an ACM Fellow. She has received four Excellence in Teaching Awards.

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Jon Whittle