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Measuring perceived clutter in concept diagrams

Conference Proceeding
Hou, T., Chapman, P., & Oliver, I. (2016)
Measuring perceived clutter in concept diagrams. In 2016 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
Clutter in a diagram can be broadly defined as how visually complex the diagram is. It may be that different users perceive clutter in different ways, however. Moreover, it ha...

Tasks and visual techniques for the exploration of temporal graph data

Kerracher, N. Tasks and visual techniques for the exploration of temporal graph data. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from
This thesis considers the tasks involved in exploratory analysis of temporal graph data, and the visual techniques which are able to support these tasks. There has been an e...

Visualization of Online Datasets

Journal Article
Peng, T., & Downie, C. (2017)
Visualization of Online Datasets. International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing, 6(1), 11-23.
As computing technology advances, computers are being used to orchestrate and advance wide spectrums of commercial and personal life, information visualization becomes even mo...

Evolving solution choice and decision support for a real-world optimisation problem

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N., & Fonzone, A. (2017)
Evolving solution choice and decision support for a real-world optimisation problem. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2017, (1264-1271).
Agencies who provide social care services typically have to optimise staff allocations and the travel whilst attempting to satisfy conflicting objectives. In such cases it i...

Pathways for Theoretical Advances in Visualization

Journal Article
Chen, M., Grinstein, G., Johnson, C. R., Kennedy, J., & Tory, M. (2017)
Pathways for Theoretical Advances in Visualization. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 37(4), 103-112.
There is little doubt that having a theoretic foundation will benefit the field of visualization, including its main subfields: information visualization, scientific visualiza...

Constructing and Evaluating Visualisation Task Classifications: Process and Considerations

Journal Article
Kerracher, N., & Kennedy, J. (2019)
Constructing and Evaluating Visualisation Task Classifications: Process and Considerations. Computer Graphics Forum, 36(3), 47-59.
Categorising tasks is a common pursuit in the visualisation research community, with a wide variety of taxonomies, typologies, design spaces, and frameworks having been develo...

Three dimensional interface for an object oriented database.

Conference Proceeding
Rapley, M. H., & Kennedy, J. (1994)
Three dimensional interface for an object oriented database. In P. Sawyer (Ed.), Interfaces to Databases (IDS94): Proceedings [of the] Second International Workshop on Interfaces to Databases, Lancaster University, 13-15 July 1994, 143-167. doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-3818-1_8
An experimental 3D interface to an object oriented database is described. It is hoped that using such techniques will help make complex data structures more comprehensible and...

Towards a methodology for developing visualizations

Journal Article
GRAHAM, M., KENNEDY, J., & BENYON, D. (2000)
Towards a methodology for developing visualizations. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 53(5), 789-807. doi:10.1006/ijhc.2000.0415
This paper presents a case study of the development of a visualization to represent and explore the relationships between multiple hierarchical structures, specifically botani...

The Teallach tool: Using models for flexible user interface design.

Conference Proceeding
Barclay, P. J., Griffiths, T., McKirdy, J., Paton, N. W., Cooper, R., & Kennedy, J. (1999)
The Teallach tool: Using models for flexible user interface design. In J. Vanderdonckt, & A. Puerta (Eds.), Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces II. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces, 139-157.
Model-based user interface development environments aim to provide designers with a more systematic approach to user interface development using a particular design method. Th...

Using curves to enhance parallel coordinate visualisations

Conference Proceeding
Graham, M., & Kennedy, J. (2003)
Using curves to enhance parallel coordinate visualisations. In E. Banissi, K. Börner, C. Chen, G. Clapworthy, C. Maple, A. Lobben, …J. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings on Seventh International Conference on Information Visualization, 2003. IV 2003, 10-16. doi:10.1109/iv.2003.1217950
This paper introduces a number of refinements to the Parallel Coordinates visualisation metaphor for multi-dimensional data. Firstly, the traditional set of poly-lines are rep...
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Scottish Woodlands KTP

2013 - 2014
Scottish Woodlands Ltd is Scotland's leading independent full-service forest management company. It is also the second largest operator in the UK, with a network of 17 offices operating throughout Sco...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £110,222

SEEK: Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge

2002 - 2008
The goals of the project are to make fundamental improvements in how researchers can 1) gain global access to ecological data and information, 2) rapidly locate and utilize distributed computation...
Funder: National Science Foundation | Value: £348,305

MATSE: Information Visualisation of Microarray Time-course Data

2007 - 2009
Microarray Time-series Explorer (MaTSE) is a software application developed to improve the analysis of microarray data by allowing the user to explore their data using a unique visual interface.  Thro...
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £176,630

OPAL: The Partner Lens

2002 - 2004
OPaL aims to explore the potential of tools that can assist firms to configure partnerships as and when required to meet the demands of a volatile distributed workplace (Handy, 1992). Whatever the mot...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £194,000


2013 - 2016
FOCAS is a coordination action in the area of collective adaptive systems. It provides increased visibility to the research carried out by projects funded by the FOCAS FET Proactive Initiative and oth...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £639,999

Prometheus II: Capturing and Relating Character Concept Definitions in Plant Taxonomy

2001 - 2004
Taxonomy has been described as “the science of documenting biodiversity”, which involves collecting, naming, describing, identifying and classifying specimens of organisms. Descriptions are the fundam...
Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council | Value: £128,444

TaxVis: Visualisation Tools for Integrating Large Alternative Linnaean Taxonomies

2006 - 2008
The TaxViz project is developing visualisation techniques for comparing multiple taxonomic hierarchies. Biological taxonomy involves the classification and naming of plants, animals and all the oth...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £139,572


2014 - 2014
The creation of a ‘software-as-a-service’ product to allow Client companies, or their agents, to improve their ‘Propositions’ – their own commercial offers; this is done by removing the need for ‘twea...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,962

Teallach: Systematic Generic Support for User Interfaces to Databases

1996 - 1999
A research project aiming to provide a software workbench which facilitates the rapid in a manner which is independent of any specific underlying database system. This will provide a means for moving ...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £136,000

Weather Prediction - Motogoloco

2015 - 2015
The solution for the synchronisation issue was to include a simultaneous animation of the journey and the weather data. This provided an intuitive visualisation of two independent sets of data.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000
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Intermediated reality

2016 - date
Augmented Reality (AR) aims to extend the physical world through virtual content. To perform such addition in an unnoticeable way, a variety of technical constraints need to be su...
Llogari Casas Cambra | Director of Studies: Prof Kenny Mitchell | Second Supervisor: Dr Kevin Chalmers

Investigating communicating sequential processes for Java to support ubiquitous computing

2005 - 2009
Ubiquitous Computing promises to enrich our everyday lives by enabling the environment to be enhanced via compu...
Dr Kevin Chalmers | Director of Studies: Prof Jon Kerridge | Second Supervisor: Dr Imed Romdhani

Complex pleasures: designing optional interactions for public spaces

2008 - 2017
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Dr Ingi Helgason | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth

A data-driven statistical approach to customer behaviour analysis and modelling in online freemium games

2014 - 2019
Anusua Singh Roy | Director of Studies: Dr Moira Hughes | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Raeside

Interactive Visualisation Tools for Supporting Taxonomists Working Practice

2001 - 2006
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
Dr Alan Cannon | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy

The evaluation of data filtering criterial in wind turbine power performance assessment

2012 - 2019
Dr Brian Davison | Director of Studies: Prof Tariq Muneer | Second Supervisor: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai

Tasks and visual techniques for exploration of temporal graph data

2010 - 2017
Dr Natalie Kerracher | Director of Studies: Dr Kevin Chalmers | Second Supervisor: Prof Jessie Kennedy

1994 - 1997
Prof Kenny Mitchell | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy | Second Supervisor: Peter Barclay