Cheryl Zhenyu Qian

Assistant Professor of Interaction Design, Ph.D

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Dr. Qian is an assistant professor of interaction design in industrial design at Purdue University. She seeks to complement users’ digital experience in creative and flexible ways. She has won four IEEE VAST challenge awards from 2010 to 2013 and her Ph.D. dissertation won the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal from Simon Fraser University. She also worked as a practicing designer creating visual representations, developing multimedia courses and learning about objects to foster design education, analyzing use cases to improve multimedia repository design, producing information visualization panels to support navigation and designing applications to support visual analysts.

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Qian, Cheryl Zhenyu, Visser, Steve (2011): A Collaborative Effort: Integrating Interaction Design Evaluation into Product Design Proc. In: IDSA International Conference and Education Symposium Sep 14-17, 2011, New Orleans.

Visser, Steve, Qian, Cheryl Zhenyu (2011): Enhancing Interaction Design Education with a Multi-disciplinary Approach. In: the 4th ICMEM International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics August 10-12, 2011, Suzhou, P.R. China. pp. 904-910.

Qian, Cheryl Zhenyu (2011): From the Edges of Creative Collaboration: Designing Innovative Healthcare Products. In: IDA Congress Design at the Edges Oct. 24-26, 2011, Taipei, Taiwan. pp. 68-76.

Chen, Victor Yingjie, Qian, Cheryl Zhenyu, Zhang, Li (2011): MobileAnalymator: Animating Data Changes on Mobile Devices. In: Oct. 23-28, 2011, Providence, RI. pp. 313-314.

Chen, Victor Yingjie, Dunsmuir, Dustin, Kadivar, Nazanin, Lee, Eric, Guenther, Jeffrey, Jani, Saba Alimadadi, Dill, John, Shaw, Chris, Woodbury, Robert, Stone, Maureen, Qian, Cheryl Zhenyu (2010): Interactive Demo: Using CZSaw to Analyze Entities in Collections. In: IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Sciences and Technology Oct 24-29, 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kadivar, Nazanin, Chen, Victor Yingjie, Dunsmuir, Dustin, Lee, Eric, Qian, Cheryl Zhenyu, Dill, John, Shaw, Christopher, Woodbury, Robert (2009): Capturing and supporting the analysis process. In: IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology Oct 12-13, 2009, Atlantic City, New Jersey. pp. 131-138.

Qian, Cheryl Zhenyu, Chen, Victor Yingjie, Woodbury, Robert F. (2008): Developing a Simple Repository to Support Authoring Learning Objects. In International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2 (2) pp. 154-173.

Qian, Cheryl Zhenyu (2007): Design patterns: augmenting user intention in parametric design systems. In: Proceedings of the 2007 Conference on Creativity and Cognition , 2007, Washington DC, USA. pp. 295.

Qian, Cheryl Zhenyu, Chen, Victor Yingjie, Woodbury, Robert F. (2007): Participant Observation can Discover Design Patterns in Parametric Modeling. In: ACADIA 2007: Expanding Bodies October 1-7, 2007, Halifax, Canada. pp. 230-241.

Chen, Victor Yingjie, Qian, Cheryl Zhenyu, Woodbury, Robert F. (2007): Visualizing Collaborative Filtering in Digital Collections. In: 11th International Conference of Information Visualization July 4-6, 2007, Zurich, Switzerland. pp. 203-210.

Chen, Victor Yingjie, Qian, Cheryl Zhenyu, Woodbury, Robert F. (2007): Local Navigation Can Reveal Implicit Relations. In: Dong, Andy, Moere, Andrew Vande, Gero, John S. (eds.) CAAD Futures July 11-13, 2007, Sydney, Australia. pp. 403-416.

Qian, Cheryl Zhenyu, Chen, Victor Yingjie, Woodbury, Robert F. (2006): NEAR: Collaborative Filtering & Visualizing Information Relations in a Multimedia Reposito. In: 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. pp. 236-241.