Human-Centered Information Spaces

Beyond application and document-centered views of information

UC San Diego Design Lab

MIT Visualization Group

Aarhus University Department of Digital Design and Information Studies


Another day—another grant proposal 05.11.20

Presenting our paper 'live on zoom' 05.05.20

CCS Paper accepted for presentation! 02.14.20

Submitted paper to Convial Computing Salon 01.15.20

NSF Grant Submitted! 10.02.19

Recent Work

Towards a Dynamic Multiscale Personalized Information Space from Jonathan Edwards on Vimeo.

We envision a future in which the existing world of documents and applications is linked to multiscale personalized information spaces in which dynamic visual entities behave in accordance with cognitively motivated rules sensitive to the context of tasks, personal and group interaction histories of activiy. The heart of the project is to rethink the nature of computer-mediated information as a basis to begin to fully realize the potential of computers to assist with information-based activities. This requires challenging fundamental presuppositions that have led to today’s walled gardens and information silos. Our goal is to catalyze an international research community to rethink the nature of information as a basis for radically advancing the human-centered design of information-based work and helping to ensure the future is one of effective, convivial, and humane systems.

Project Team