jeffrey michael heer

Jerre D. Noe Endowed Professor
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington

Co-Founder & CXO, Trifacta

Chair, MHCI+D Program

302 Gates Center
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2355
Fax: +1 206 543 2969
jheer (at)

UW Interactive Data Lab
Twitter: @jeffrey_heer
Google Scholar

Admin: Lisa Merlin
Tel: +1 206 543 9958

Office Hours
Tue 10-11am (via Zoom)


Autumn 2021
CSE442 Data Visualization
Winter 2022
CSE442 Data Visualization

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You've traveled through time and stumbled upon my old projects page. Welcome back to late 2009!

Interactive Visualization Toolkits

Design tools for visualization.

Collaborative Visualization

Social data analysis using interactive visualizations on the web.

Generalized Selection

Enhanced selection and annotation
in graphical interfaces.

Scented Widgets

Visualizations embedded in interface
widgets to aid navigation.

Animation in Data Graphics

Using animation to improve perception
of transitions in data graphics.

Multi-Scale Banking to 45°

Perceptual optimization of the aspect
ratios of data graphics.

Ubiquitous Computing

Distributed systems and evaluation tools
for pervasive computing.

Vizster: Visualizing Social Networks

Visual exploration of networks such as Friendster, Facebook, and MySpace.

Exploring Enron

Visual analysis of e-mail traffic inside
the Enron corporation.

Active Capture

Automatic direction for automatic movies.


Psychology research in cross-sensory perception.

All Together Now

Privacy-preserving visualization of
localized activity.

Seam-Aware Wideband Displays

Toolkit support to handle seams
between multiple monitors.

Degree-of-Interest Trees

Dynamic, space-constrained visualization
of hierarchies.

TimeTrees: Time Changing Hierarchies

Coupling trees and timelines to explore evolving organizations.

LumberJack: Clustering Web Sessions

Understanding web usage by clustering session profiles.

WebQuilt: Remote Web Usability

Web usage logging and visualization
for remote usability tests.