Welcome to the CU VisuaLab

Where computing, cognition, and data collide

The University of Colorado Boulder's VisuaLab is an interdisciplinary research laboratory headed by Dr. Danielle Albers Szafir. Situated within the Department of Information Science, the VisuaLab explores the intersection of data science, visual cognition, and computer graphics. Our goal is to understand how people make sense of visual information to create better interfaces for exploring and understanding information. We work with scholars from psychology to biology to the humanities to design and implement visualization systems that help drive innovation. Our ultimate mission is to facilitate the dialog between people and technologies that leads to discovery.

We are actively seeking visualization Ph.D. students for the 2018-2019 acadmic year. For more information about the Information Science Ph.D. program, please see the Department Webpage or contact Dr. Szafir directly. Click here to apply. To learn more about our lab, come visit us in ENVD 201.

News from the Lab:

01.2018: Whitlock's Interacting with Distant Objects in Augmented Reality accepted to IEEE VR 2018
Co-Authors: Hanner, Brubaker, Kane & Szafir

11.2017: Szafir named to Forbes 30-Under-30 for Science.

10.2017: Szafir's Modeling Color Distance for Visualization Design presented at IEEE VIS

10.2017: Diaz's Designing for Depth Perception in Augmented Reality presented at ISMAR
Co-Authors: Walker, Szafir, & Szafir

10.2017: Whitlock's Becoming Butterflies presented at UbiComp 2017
Co-Authors: Kelly, Nickoloff, Lam, Szafir, & Voida