Author: Brian D. Fisher

Brian Fisher

Brian Fisher is Associate Professor of Interactive Arts and Technology and Cognitive Science at Simon Fraser University and the Associate Director of the Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC) at the University of British Columbia. He is also a member of the SFU Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences, and the UBC Brain Research Centre and Institute for Computing, Intelligent and Cognitive Systems. His research focuses on the cognitive science of human interaction with visual information systems, with the goal of developing new theories, methods, and methodologies for development and evaluation of technology to support human understanding, decision-making, and coordination of operations. This work is supported by the US Department of Homeland Security Command, Control and Interoperability Center of Excellence for applications in disaster relief and anti-terrorism with matching funding from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada and by the Boeing Company on understanding aircraft safety, reliability, and maintainability data with matching funding from the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems Network of Centres of Excellence (Canada). In addition to his SIAT courses Brian has taught in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Kinesiology, and Psychology.


Publication period start: 2011
Number of co-authors: 24


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Kellogg S. Booth
Andreas Butz
Patrick Olivier

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Andreas Butz
Kellogg S. Booth
Antonio Krüger


Po, Barry A., Fisher, Brian D., Booth, Kellogg S. (2005): A two visual systems approach to understanding voice and gestural interaction. In Virtual Reality, 8 (4) pp. 231-241.

Po, Barry A., Fisher, Brian D., Booth, Kellogg S. (2004): Mouse and touchscreen selection in the upper and lower visual fields. In: Dykstra-Erickson, Elizabeth, Tscheligi, Manfred (eds.) Proceedings of ACM CHI 2004 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 24-29, 2004, Vienna, Austria. pp. 359-366.

Booth, Kellogg S., Fisher, Brian D., Lin, Chi Jui Raymond, Argue, Ritchie (2002): The "mighty mouse" multi-screen collaboration tool. In: Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology October 27-30, 2002, Paris, France. pp. 209-212.

Fisher, Brian D. (2002): University of British Columbia. In Interactions, 9 (2) pp. 33-36.

Po, Barry A., Fisher, Brian D., Booth, Kellogg S. (2005): Comparing cursor orientations for mouse, pointer, and pen interaction. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 291-300.

Butz, Andreas, Fisher, Brian D., Kruger, Antonio, Olivier, Patrick (eds.) Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Smart Graphics July 23-25, 2006, Vancouver, Canada.

Botta, David, Werlinger, Rodrigo, Gagné, André, Beznosov, Konstantin, Iverson, Lee, Fels, Sidney, Fisher, Brian D. (2007): Towards understanding IT security professionals and their tools. In: Proceedings of the 2007 Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security , 2007, . pp. 100-111.

Fisher, Brian D., Agelidis, Makrina, Dill, John, Tan, Paul, Collaud, Gérald, Jones, Chris (1997): CZWeb: Fish-Eye Views for Visualizing the World-Wide Web. In: Smith, Michael J., Salvendy, Gavriel, Koubek, Richard J. (eds.) HCI International 1997 - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Volume 2 August 24-29, 1997, San Francisco, California, USA. pp. 719-722.

Lam, Heidi, Fisher, Brian D., Dill, John (2005): A Pilot Study of CZTalk: A Graphical Tool for Collaborative Knowledge Work. In: HICSS 2005 - 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 3-6 January, 2005, Big Island, HI, USA.

Nobarany, Syavash, Haraty, Mona, Fisher, Brian D., DiPaola, Steve (2009): Epistemically Active Adaptive User Interfaces. In: Supplementary Proceedings of ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology UIST October 7-11, 2009, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Nobarany, Syavash, Haraty, Mona, Fels, Sidney S., Fisher, Brian D. (2011): Leveraging trust relationships in digital backchannel communications. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1579-1584.