Colin Ware

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Colin Ware is Director of the Data Visualization Research Lab. which is part of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire. He is cross appointed between the Departments of Ocean Engineering and Computer Science. Ware specializes in advanced data visualization and he has a special interest in applications of visualization to Ocean Mapping. He combines interests in both basic and applied research and he has advanced degrees in both computer science (MMath, Waterloo) and in the psychology of perception (PhD,Toronto). He has published over 90 articles in scientific and technical journals and at leading conferences. Many of these relate to the use of color, texture, motion and 3D displays in information visualization. His approach is always to combine theory with practice and his publications range from rigorously scientific contributions to the Journal of Physiology and Vision Research to applications oriented articles in ACM Transactions on Graphics and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics.

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1987
Publication period end
2008
Number of co-authors
44

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Publications

Ware, Colin, Gilman, Anne T., Bobrow, Robert J. (2008): Visual Thinking with an Interactive Diagram. In: Stapleton, Gem, Howse, John, Lee, John (eds.) Diagrams 2008 - Diagrammatic Representation and Inference - 5th International Conference September 19-21, 2008, Herrsching, Germany. pp. 118-126. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-87730-1_13

Ware, Colin (2008): Toward a Perceptual Theory of Flow Visualization. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 28 (2) pp. 6-11. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2008.39

Ware, Colin (2007): Patterns and Words, Logic and Narrative: What can we expect of a visual language?. In: VL-HCC 2007 - IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 23-27 September, 2007, Coeur dAlene, Idaho, USA. pp. 11. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/VLHCC.2007.43

Plumlee, Matthew D., Ware, Colin (2006): Zooming versus multiple window interfaces: Cognitive costs of visual comparisons. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 13 (2) pp. 179-209. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1165734.1165736

Ware, Colin, Arsenault, Roland, Plumlee, Matthew, Wiley, David (2006): Visualizing the Underwater Behavior of Humpback Whales. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 26 (4) pp. 14-18. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2006.93

House, Donald H., Interrante, Victoria, Laidlaw, David H., II, Russell M. Taylor, Ware, Colin (2005): Design and Evaluation in Visualization Research. In: 16th IEEE Visualization Conference VIS 2005 23-28 October, 2005, Minneapolis, MN, USA. pp. 117. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/VIS.2005.21

House, Donald H., Bair, Alethea, Ware, Colin (2005): On the Optimization of Visualizations of Complex Phenomena. In: 16th IEEE Visualization Conference VIS 2005 23-28 October, 2005, Minneapolis, MN, USA. pp. 12. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/VIS.2005.71

Sweet, Graeme, Ware, Colin (2004): View direction, surface orientation and texture orientation for perception of surface shap. In: Graphics Interface 2004 May 17-19, 2004, London, Ontario, Canada. pp. 97-106. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1006058.1006071

Dorner, Ralf, Ware, Colin (2004): Visual interactive stimuli techniques: interactive tools for exploring data using behavior. In J. Vis. Lang. Comput., 15 (2) pp. 161-181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvlc.2003.10.001

Irani, Pourang, Ware, Colin (2004): The Effect of a Perceptual Syntax on the Learnability of Novel Concepts. In: IV 2004 - 8th International Conference on Information Visualisation 14-16 July, 2004, London, UK. pp. 308-314. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/iv/2004/2177/00/21770308abs.htm

Komerska, Rick, Ware, Colin (2004): A Study of Haptic Linear and Pie Menus in a 3D Fish Tank VR Environment. In: HAPTICS 2004 - 12th International Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems 27-28 March, 2004, Chicago, IL, USA. pp. 224-231. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/haptics/2004/2112/00/21120224abs.htm

Arsenault, Roland, Ware, Colin (2004): The Importance of Stereo and Eye Coupled Perspective for Eye-Hand Coordination in Fish Tan. In Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 13 (5) pp. 549-559.

Komerska, Rick, Ware, Colin (2004): Haptic State-Surface Interactions. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 24 (6) pp. 52-59. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2004.53

Komerska, Rick, Ware, Colin (2003): Haptic Task Constraints fo 3D Interaction. In: HAPTICS 2003 - 11th International Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems 22-23 March, 2003, Los Angeles, CA, USA. pp. 270-277. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/haptics/2003/1890/00/18900270abs.htm

Plumlee, Matthew, Ware, Colin (2003): An evaluation of methods for linking 3D views. In: SI3D 2003 , 2003, . pp. 193-201. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/641480.641517

Kosara, Robert, Healey, Christopher G., Interrante, Victoria, Laidlaw, David H., Ware, Colin (2003): User Studies: Why, How, and When?. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 23 (4) pp. 20-25.

Bartram, Lyn, Ware, Colin, Calvert, Tom W. (2003): Moticons:: detection, distraction and task. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 58 (5) pp. 515-545.

Ware, Colin (2003): Thinking with Visualization. In: InfoVis 2003 - 9th IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 20-21 October, 2003, Seattle, WA, USA. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/infovis/2003/2055/00/20550001abs.htm

Irani, Pourang, Ware, Colin (2003): Diagramming information structures using 3D perceptual primitives. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 10 (1) pp. 1-19. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/606658.606659

Komerska, Rick, Ware, Colin, Plumlee, Matthew (2002): Haptic Interface for Center-of-Workspace Interaction. In: HAPTICS 2002 - Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems 2002 , 2002, . pp. 352-353. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/haptics/2002/1489/00/14890352abs.htm

Laramee, Robert S., Ware, Colin (2002): Rivalry and interference with a head-mounted display. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 9 (3) pp. 238-251. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/568513.568516

Irani, Pourang, Tingley, Maureen, Ware, Colin (2001): Using Perceptual Syntax to Enhance Semantic Content in Diagrams. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 21 (5) pp. 76-85. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/mags/cg/2001/05/g5076abs.htm

Bartram, Lyn, Ware, Colin, Calvert, Tom W. (2001): Moving Icons: Detection and Distraction. In: Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT01: Human-Computer Interaction , 2001, Tokyo, Japan. pp. 157-165.

Irani, Pourang, Ware, Colin (2000): Diagrams Based on Structural Object Perception. In: Advanced Visual Interfaces 2000 , 2000, . pp. 61-67.

Arsenault, Roland, Ware, Colin (2000): Eye-Hand Co-Ordination with Force Feedback. In: Turner, Thea, Szwillus, Gerd, Czerwinski, Mary, Peterno, Fabio, Pemberton, Steven (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2000 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 1-6, 2000, The Hague, The Netherlands. pp. 408-414. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/332040/p408-arsenault/p408-arsenault.pdf

Ware, Colin, Rose, Jeff (1999): Rotating Virtual Objects with Real Handles. In ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), 6 (2) pp. 162-180. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/tochi/1999-6-2/p162-ware/p162-ware.pdf

Parker, Greg, Franck, Glenn, Ware, Colin (1998): Visualization of Large Nested Graphs in 3D: Navigation and Interaction. In J. Vis. Lang. Comput., 9 (3) pp. 299-317.

Ware, Colin (1998): Perception and Data Visualization: The Foundations of Experimental Semiotics. In: Graphics Interface 98 June 18-20, 1998, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. pp. 92-98.

Ware, Colin, Fleet, Daniel J. (1997): Context Sensitive Flying Interface. In: SI3D 1997 , 1997, . pp. 127-130,193. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/253284.253319

Ware, Colin, Lowther, Kathy (1997): Selection using a One-Eyed Cursor in a Fish Tank VR Environment. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 4 (4) pp. 309-322. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/tochi/1997-4-4/p309-ware/p309-ware.pdf

Ware, Colin (1995): Dynamic Stereo Displays. In: Katz, Irvin R., Mack, Robert L., Marks, Linn, Rosson, Mary Beth, Nielsen, Jakob (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 95 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference May 7-11, 1995, Denver, Colorado. pp. 310-316. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi95/proceedings/papers/cw_bdy.htm

Ware, Colin, Franck, Glenn (1994): Viewing a Graph in a Virtual Reality Display is Three Times as Good as 2D Diagram. In: VL 1994 , 1994, . pp. 182-183.

Franck, Glenn, Ware, Colin (1994): Representing Nodes and Arcs in 3D Networks. In: VL 1994 , 1994, . pp. 189-190.

Ware, Colin, Balakrishnan, Ravin (1994): Reaching for Objects in VR Displays: Lag and Frame Rate. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 1 (4) pp. 331-356. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/tochi/1994-1-4/p331-ware/p331-ware.pdf

Ware, Colin, Balakrishnan, Ravin (1994): Target acquisition in fish tank VR: The effects of lag and frame rate. In: Graphics Interface 94 May 18-20, 1994, Banff, Alberta, Canada. pp. 1-7.

Arthur, Kevin, Booth, Kellogg S., Ware, Colin (1993): Evaluating 3D Task Performance for Fish Tank Virtual Worlds. In ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 11 (3) pp. 239-265. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/journals/tois/1993-11-3/p239-arthur/p239-arthur.pdf

Ware, Colin (1993): The Foundations of Experimental Semiotics: a Theory of Sensory and Conventional Representa. In J. Vis. Lang. Comput., 4 (1) pp. 91-100.

MacKenzie, I. Scott, Ware, Colin (1993): Lag As a Determinant of Human Performance in Interactive Systems. In: Proceedings of ACM INTERCHI 93 , 1993, . pp. 488-493.

Ware, Colin, Arthur, Kevin, Booth, Kellogg S. (1993): Fish Tank Virtual Reality. In: Ashlund, Stacey, Mullet, Kevin, Henderson, Austin, Hollnagel, Erik, White, Ted (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 93 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-29, 1993, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. pp. 37-42. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/169059/p37-ware/p37-ware.pdf

Ware, Colin, Bonner, Joseph, Knight, William, Cater, Rod (1992): Moving Icons as a Human Interrupt. In International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 4 (4) pp. 341-348.

Ware, Colin, Knight, William (1992): Orderable Dimensions of Visual Texture Useful for Data Display: Orientation, Size, and Con. In: Bauersfeld, Penny, Bennett, John, Lynch, Gene (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 92 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference June 3-7, 1992, Monterey, California. pp. 203-209. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/142750/p203-ware/p203-ware.pdf

Chapman, Dale, Ware, Colin (1992): Manipulating the Future: Predictor Based Deedback for Velocity Control in Virtual Environm. In: SI3D 1992 , 1992, . pp. 63-66. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/147156.147165

Ware, Colin, Slipp, Leonard (1991): Using Velocity Control to Navigate 3D Graphical Environments: A Comparison of Three Interf. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 35th Annual Meeting , 1991, . pp. 300-304.

Ware, Colin, Cowan, William B. (1990): The RGYB Color Geometry. In ACM Transactions on Graphics, 9 (2) pp. 226-232.

Ware, Colin (1990): Using hand position for virtual object placement. In The Visual Computer, 6 (5) pp. 245-253. http://

Guitard, Richard, Ware, Colin (1990): A Color Sequence Editor. In ACM Transactions on Graphics, 9 (3) pp. 338-341.

Limoges, Serge, Ware, Colin, Knight, William (1989): Displaying correlations using position motion point size or point colour. In: Graphics Interface 89 June 19-23, 1989, London, Ontario, Canada. pp. 262-265.

Fowler, David, Ware, Colin (1989): Strokes for representing univariate vector field maps. In: Graphics Interface 89 June 19-23, 1989, London, Ontario, Canada. pp. 249-253.

Yang, Siew Hong, Ware, Colin (1989): ESCIM: A system for the investigation of meaningful motion. In: Graphics Interface 89 June 19-23, 1989, London, Ontario, Canada. pp. 9-13.

Ware, Colin, Baxter, Curtis (1989): Bat Brushes: On the Uses of Six Position and Orientation Parameters in a Paint Program. In: Bice, Ken, Lewis, Clayton H. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 89 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 30 - June 4, 1989, Austin, Texas. pp. 155-160.

Lethbridge, Timothy, Ware, Colin (1989): A simple heuristically-based method for expressive Stimulus-Response animation. In Computers & Graphics, 13 (3) pp. 297-303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0097-8493(89)90077-0

Ware, Colin, Jessome, Danny R. (1988): Using the BAT: A six dimensional mouse for object placement. In: Graphics Interface 88 June 6-10, 1988, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. pp. 119-124.

Ware, Colin, Mikaelian, Harutune H. (1987): An evaluation of an eye tracker as a device for computer input. In: Graphics Interface 87 (CHI+GI 87) April 5-9, 1987, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. pp. 183-188.

Ware, Colin (2003): Design as Applied Perception. In: Carroll, John M. (eds). "HCI Models, Theories, and Frameworks" Morgan Kaufman Publishers .

Ware, Colin (2008): Visual Thinking: for Design, Morgan Kaufmann,

Ware, Colin (2000): Information Visualization: Perception for Design, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers,

Ware, Colin (2004): Information Visualization: Perception for Design, 2nd Ed, Morgan Kaufman,