George W. Furnas

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Prof. George W. Furnas is a professor and Associate Dean for Academic Strategy at the School of Information of the University of Michigan. Prior to his position at the University of Michigan, Furnas worked at Bell Labs for 15 years where he was a distinguished member of technical staff, and then became Director of Computer Graphics and Interactive Media research. During his time at Bell Labs he earned the moniker "Fisheye Furnas" while working with fisheye visualizations.

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Publication period start
1982
Publication period end
2008
Number of co-authors
33

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Publications

Russell, Daniel M., Furnas, George W., Stefik, Mark, Card, Stuart K., Pirolli, Peter (2008): Sensemaking. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 3981-3984. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358972

Furnas, George W. (2006): A fisheye follow-up: further reflections on focus + context. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 999-1008. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1124772.1124921

Furnas, George W., Russell, Daniel M. (2005): Making sense of sensemaking. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 2115-2116. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1057113

Qu, Yan, Furnas, George W. (2005): Sources of structure in sensemaking. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1989-1992. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1057074

Zhang, Xiaolong, Furnas, George W. (2005): mCVEs: using Cross-Scale Collaboration to Support User Interaction with Multiscale Structu. In Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 14 (1) pp. 31-46.

Furnas, George W., Qu, Yan (2003): Using pixel rewrites for shape-rich interaction. In: Cockton, Gilbert, Korhonen, Panu (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2003 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 5-10, 2003, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. pp. 369-376.

Furnas, George W. (2000): Future Design Mindful of the MoRAS. In Human-Computer Interaction, 15 (2) pp. 207-261.

Furnas, George W., Qu, Yan, Shrivastava, Sanjeev, Peters, Gregory (2000): The Use of Intermediat Graphical Constructions in Problem Solving with Dynamic, Pixel-Leve. In: Anderson, Michael, Cheng, Peter C-H., Haarslev, Volker (eds.) Diagrams 2000 - Theory and Application of Diagrams - First International Conference September 1-3, 2000, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. pp. 314-329. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/1889/18890314.htm

Furnas, George W., Zhang, Xiaolong (2000): Illusions of Infinity: Feedback for Infinite Worlds. In: Ackerman, Mark S., Edwards, Keith (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology November 06 - 08, 2000, San Diego, California, United States. pp. 237-238. http://acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/uist/354401/p237-furnas/p237-furnas.pdf

Jul, Susanne, Furnas, George W. (1998): Critical Zones in Desert Fog: Aids to Multiscale Navigation. In: Mynatt, Elizabeth D., Jacob, Robert J. K. (eds.) Proceedings of the 11th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology November 01 - 04, 1998, San Francisco, California, United States. pp. 97-106. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/uist/288392/p97-jul/p97-jul.pdf

Furnas, George W., Rauch, Samuel J. (1998): Considerations for Information Environments and the NaviQue Workspace. In: DL98: Proceedings of the 3rd ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries , 1998, . pp. 79-88. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/dl/276675/p79-furnas/p79-furnas.pdf

Furnas, George W., Zhang, Xiaolong (1998): MuSE: A Multiscale Editor. In: Mynatt, Elizabeth D., Jacob, Robert J. K. (eds.) Proceedings of the 11th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology November 01 - 04, 1998, San Francisco, California, United States. pp. 107-116. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/uist/288392/p107-furnas/p107-furnas.pdf

Jul, Susanne, Furnas, George W. (1997): Navigation in Electronic Worlds: A CHI 97 Workshop. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 29 (4) pp. 44-49. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1997.4/jul.html

Furnas, George W. (1997): Effective View Navigation. In: Pemberton, Steven (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 97 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference March 22-27, 1997, Atlanta, Georgia. pp. 367-374. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/258549/p367-furnas/p367-furnas.pdf

Bederson, Benjamin B., Hollan, James D., Perlin, Ken, Meyer, Jonathan, Bacon, David, Furnas, George W. (1996): Pad++: A Zoomable Graphical Sketchpad For Exploring Alternate Interface Physics. In J. Vis. Lang. Comput., 7 (1) pp. 3-32.

Furnas, George W., Bederson, Benjamin B. (1995): Space-Scale Diagrams: Understanding Multiscale Interfaces. 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. 234-241. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi95/proceedings/papers/gwf_bdy.htm

Hill, Will, Stead, Larry, Rosenstein, Mark, Furnas, George W. (1995): Recommending and Evaluating Choices in a Virtual Community of Use. 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. 194-201. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi95/proceedings/papers/wch_bdy.htm

Furnas, George W., Zacks, Jeff (1994): Multitrees: Enriching and Reusing Hierarchical Structure. In: Adelson, Beth, Dumais, Susan, Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 94 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-28, 1994, Boston, Massachusetts. pp. 330-336. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/191666/p330-furnas/p330-furnas.pdf

Furnas, George W. (1993): Towards Radically Visual Computation. In: Proceedings of the 1993 IEEE Workshop on Visual Languages August 24-27, 1993, Bergen, Norway. pp. 2.

Brothers, L., Hollan, James D., Nielsen, Jakob, Stornetta, Scott, Abney, Steve, Furnas, George W., Littman, Michael (1992): Supporting Informal Communication via Ephemeral Interest Groups. In: Proceedings of the 1992 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work November 01 - 04, 1992, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. pp. 84-90. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/143457/p84-brothers/p84-brothers.pdf

Furnas, George W. (1991): New Graphical Reasoning Models for Understanding Graphical Interfaces. In: Robertson, Scott P., Olson, Gary M., Olson, Judith S. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 91 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 28 - June 5, 1991, New Orleans, Louisiana. pp. 71-78. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/108844/p71-furnas/p71-furnas.pdf

Deerwester, Scott C., Dumais, Susan, Landauer, Thomas K., Furnas, George W., Harshman, Richard A. (1990): Indexing by Latent Semantic Analysis. In JASIST - Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 41 (6) pp. 391-407.

Furnas, George W., Deerwester, Scott, Dumais, Susan, Landauer, Thomas K., Harshman, Richard A., Streeter, Lynn A., Lochbaum, Karen E. (1988): Information Retrieval using a Singular Value Decomposition Model of Latent Semantic Struct. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval , 1988, . pp. 465-480.

Dumais, Susan, Furnas, George W., Landauer, Thomas K., Deerwester, Scott, Harshman, Richard (1988): Using Latent Semantic Analysis to Improve Access to Textual Information. In: Soloway, Elliot, Frye, Douglas, Sheppard, Sylvia B. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 88 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference June 15-19, 1988, Washington, DC, USA. pp. 281-285.

Furnas, George W., Landauer, Thomas K., Gomez, Louis M., Dumais, Susan (1987): The Vocabulary Problem in Human-System Communication. In Communications of the ACM, 30 (11) pp. 964-971.

Furnas, George W. (1986): Generalized Fisheye Views. In: Mantei, Marilyn, Orbeton, Peter (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 86 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 13-17, 1986, Boston, Massachusetts. pp. 16-23.

Furnas, George W. (1985): Experience with an Adaptive Indexing Scheme. In: Borman, Lorraine, Curtis, Bill (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 85 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 14-18, 1985, San Francisco, California. pp. 131-135.

Furnas, George W., Gomez, Louis M., Landauer, Thomas K., Dumais, Susan (1982): Statistical Semantics: How Can a Computer Use What People Name Things to Guess What Things. In: Nichols, Jean A., Schneider, Michael L. (eds.) Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems March 15-17, 1982, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States. pp. 251-253.