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Cheryl Zhenyu Qian

Author: Cheryl Zhenyu Qian

Assistant Professor of Interaction Design, Ph.D

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.


Publication period start: 2010
Number of co-authors: 14


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Steve Visser
Robert F. Woodbury
Victor Yingjie Chen

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Robert F. Woodbury
John Dill
Li Zhang


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. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1254960.1255031

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. https://www.springerlink.com/content/d37q055536h56283/?p=6bbeaed3ba8748bf8cda9a57cf7a9fc7&pi=22

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. https://acadia07.architecture.dal.ca/

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. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=/iel5/4271943/4271944/04271983.pdf

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. https://faculty.arch.usyd.edu.au/kcdc/conferences/cf07/openconf.php

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. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=5333020

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, 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.

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. https://www.icsid.org/education/education/articles1442.htm

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. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6102490&tag=1

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. https://www.sfu.ca/~shaw/papers/Chen-Demo-VAST10.pdf