Increasingly abundant access to data and cheaper display technology costs are creating an exciting opportunity to create new tools that can help people to better manage their information needs. These tools can present information calmly through peripheral and ambient interfaces, offering the potential to help people better manage their attention and to avoid information overload. Or they can provide novel representations of and interactions with their data, helping to gain insight into complex information streams.
My research focuses on this information problem from two perspectives: helping end users to extensively customize their information awareness applications to better tailor the content and presentation to their own individual needs; and using information visualization techniques to help illuminate data.
Reflecting on the Invisible: Understanding End-User Perceptions of Ubiquitous Computing. Erika Shehan Poole, Christopher A. Le Dantec, James R. Eagan, and W. Keith Edwards. UbiComp 2008: Proceedings of the international conference on ubiquitous computing (in press) September 2008.
The Buzz: Supporting User Tailorability in Awareness Applications. James R. Eagan and John T. Stasko. CHI 2008: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing April 2008, pp1729-1738. [ pdf ]
Low-Level Components of Analytic Activity in Information Visualization. Robert Amar, James Eagan, John Stasko InfoVis 2005, IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization October 2005, pp111-117. [ pdf ]
Dynamic Visualization of Graphs with Extended Labels. Pak Chung Wong, Patrick Mackey, Ken Perrine, James Eagan, Harlan Foote, and Jim Thomas InfoVis 2005, IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization October 2005, pp73-80. [ pdf ]
Visually Encoding Program Test Information to Find Faults in Software (Tech Note). J. Eagan, M. J. Harrold, J. A. Jones, and J. Stasko InfoVis 2001, IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization October 2001, pp33-36. [ pdf ]
JHAVÉ – An Environment to Actively Engage Students in Web-based Algorithm Visualizations. Thomas Naps, James Eagan, and Laura Norton Proceedings of the ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, March 2000, pp109-113. [ abstract ]
Interacting with Transit-Stub Networks. James Eagan, John Stasko, and Ellen Zegura InfoVis 2003, IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, October 2003. [ pdf ]
Workshop Papers and Doctoral Consortia
The Buzz: Flexible Information Aggregation and Presentation for End Users. James R. Eagan and John T. Stasko. CHI 2007 Workshop on Supporting Non-Professional Users in the New Media Landscape, April 2007. [ pdf ]
Designing Interfaces to Enrich Personalization. James R. Eagan DIS 2006, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, June 2006. [ pdf ]
Extending and Enhancing GT-ITM. Ken Calvert, James Eagan, Sashi Merugu, Aditya Namjoshi, John Stasko, and Ellen Zegura MoMeTools: Workshop on Models, Methods, and Tools for Reproducible Network Research, August 2003. [ abstract ] [ pdf ]
Visually Encoding Program Test Information to Find Faults in Software. James Eagan, Mary Jean Harrold, James A. Jones, and John Stasko GVU Technical Report GIT-GVU-01-09, June 2001. [ abstract ] [ pdf ] [ ps ]
The Buzz: Supporting Extensively Customizable Information Awareness Applications. James R. Eagan. Ph.D. Dissertation, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. [ pdf ]