Martin Wattenberg

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Martin Wattenberg is a computer scientist and artist. He is a co-leader, with Fernanda Viégas, of Google's "Big Picture" data visualization group.

Before joining Google, he and Viégas founded Flowing Media, Inc., a visualization studio focused on media and consumer-oriented projects. Prior to Flowing Media, they led IBM's Visual Communication Lab, where they created the ground-breaking public visualization platform Many Eyes. From 2005 to 2010, Wattenberg founded and managed IBM's Visual Communication Lab, exploring new forms of visualization and how they can enable better collaboration. A key project was Many Eyes (http://www.many-eyes.com), an experiment in open, public data visualization and analysis.

Prior to joining IBM, Wattenberg was the Director of Research and Development at SmartMoney.com, a joint venture of Dow Jones and Hearst. His work at SmartMoney included the groundbreaking Map of the Market.

Wattenberg is known for his visualization-based artwork, which has been exhibited in venues such as the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the New York Museum of Modern Art.

Wattenberg holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from U.C. Berkeley. He lives in Winchester, Massachusetts

Publication Statistics

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2001
Publication period end
2009
Number of co-authors
24

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Publications

Viégas, Fernanda, Wattenberg, Martin (2009): Visualizing the inner lives of texts. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Wikis , 2009, . pp. 1. http://www.wikisym.org/ws2009/procfiles/p101-viegas.pdf

Heer, Jeffrey, Viégas, Fernanda B., Wattenberg, Martin (2009): Voyagers and voyeurs: Supporting asynchronous collaborative visualization. In Communications of the ACM, 52 (1) pp. 87-97. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1435417.1435439

Rosenholtz, Ruth, Twarog, Nathaniel R., Schinkel-Bielefeld, Nadja, Wattenberg, Martin (2009): An intuitive model of perceptual grouping for HCI design. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 1331-1340. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518903

Ham, Frank van, Wattenberg, Martin (2008): Centrality Based Visualization of Small World Graphs. In Comput. Graph. Forum, 27 (3) pp. 975-982. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8659.2008.01232.x

Danis, Catalina M., Viégas, Fernanda B., Wattenberg, Martin, Kriss, Jesse (2008): Your place or mine?: visualization as a community component. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 275-284. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357102

Viégas, Fernanda B., Wattenberg, Martin, Heer, Jeffrey, Agrawala, Maneesh (2008): Social data analysis workshop. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 3977-3980. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358971

Viégas, Fernanda, Wattenberg, Martin (2008): Shakespeare, god, and lonely hearts: transforming data access with many eyes. In: JCDL08 Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries , 2008, . pp. 145-146. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1378889.1378914

Viégas, Fernanda B., Wattenberg, Martin (2008): Tag clouds and the case for vernacular visualization. In Interactions, 15 (4) pp. 49-52. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1374489.1374501

Viégas, Fernanda B., Wattenberg, Martin, McKeon, Matthew M., Ham, Frank van, Kriss, Jesse (2008): Harry Potter and the Meat-Filled Freezer: A Case Study of Spontaneous Usage of Visualizati. In: HICSS 2008 - 41st Hawaii International International Conference on Systems Science 7-10 January, 2008, Waikoloa, Big Island, HI, USA. pp. 159. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/HICSS.2008.188

Viégas, Fernanda B., Wattenberg, Martin, Ham, Frank van, Kriss, Jesse, McKeon, Matt (2007): ManyEyes: a Site for Visualization at Internet Scale. In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 13 (6) pp. 1121-1128.

Viégas, Fernanda B., Wattenberg, Martin, Kriss, Jesse, Ham, Frank van (2007): Talk Before You Type: Coordination in Wikipedia. In: HICSS 2007 - 40th Hawaii International International Conference on Systems Science 3-6 January, 2007, Waikoloa, Big Island, HI, USA. pp. 78. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/HICSS.2007.511

Wattenberg, Martin, Viégas, Fernanda B., Hollenbach, Katherine J. (2007): Visualizing Activity on Wikipedia with Chromograms. In: Baranauskas, Maria Cecília Calani, Palanque, Philippe A., Abascal, Julio, Barbosa, Simone Diniz Junqueira (eds.) DEGAS 2007 - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Design and Evaluation of e-Government Applications and Services September 11th, 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pp. 272-287. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74800-7_23

Viégas, Fernanda B., Wattenberg, Martin (2007): Artistic Data Visualization: Beyond Visual Analytics. In: Schuler, Douglas (eds.) OCSC 2007 - Online Communities and Social Computing - Second International Conference July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China. pp. 182-191. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73257-0_21

Heer, Jeffrey, Viégas, Fernanda B., Wattenberg, Martin (2007): Voyagers and voyeurs: supporting asynchronous collaborative information visualization. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2007 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2007, . pp. 1029-1038. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1240624.1240781

Viégas, Fernanda B., Wattenberg, Martin, McKeon, Matthew M. (2007): The Hidden Order of Wikipedia. In: Schuler, Douglas (eds.) OCSC 2007 - Online Communities and Social Computing - Second International Conference July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China. pp. 445-454. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73257-0_49

Wattenberg, Martin (2006): Visual exploration of multivariate graphs. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 811-819. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1124772.1124891

Wattenberg, Martin (2005): Baby Names, Visualization, and Social Data Analysis. In: InfoVis 2005 - IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 23-25 October, 2005, Minneapolis, MN, USA. pp. 1. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/INFOVIS.2005.7

Wattenberg, Martin (2005): A Note on Space-Filling Visualizations and Space-Filling Curves. In: InfoVis 2005 - IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 23-25 October, 2005, Minneapolis, MN, USA. pp. 24. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/INFOVIS.2005.1

Wattenberg, Martin, Rohall, Steven L., Gruen, Daniel, Kerr, Bernard (2005): E-Mail Research: Targeting the Enterprise. In Human-Computer Interaction, 20 (1) pp. 139-162. http://www.leaonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15327051hci2001%262_5

Dave, Kushal, Wattenberg, Martin, Muller, Michael J. (2004): Flash forums and forumReader: navigating a new kind of large-scale online discussion. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW04 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2004, . pp. 232-241. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1031607.1031644

Gruen, Daniel, Rohall, Steven L., Minassian, Suzanne, Kerr, Bernard, Moody, Paul, Stachel, Bob, Wattenberg, Martin, Wilcox, Eric (2004): Lessons from the reMail prototypes. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW04 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2004, . pp. 152-161. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1031607.1031634

Viégas, Fernanda B., Wattenberg, Martin, Dave, Kushal (2004): Studying cooperation and conflict between authors with history flow visualizations. 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. 575-582. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/985692.985765

Wattenberg, Martin, Fisher, Danyel (2003): A Model of Multi-Scale Perceptual Organization in Information Graphics. In: InfoVis 2003 - 9th IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 20-21 October, 2003, Seattle, WA, USA. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/infovis/2003/2055/00/20550004abs.htm

Wattenberg, Martin (2002): Arc Diagrams: Visualizing Structure in Strings. In: InfoVis 2002 - 2002 IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 27 October - 1 November, 2002, Boston, MA, USA. pp. 110-116. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/infovis/2002/1751/00/17510110abs.htm

Shneiderman, Ben, Wattenberg, Martin (2001): Ordered Treemap Layouts. In: InfoVis 2001 , 2001, . pp. 73-78. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/infovis/2001/1342/00/13420073abs.htm