I investigate human factors in the visual exploration, analysis, and communication of data, with a particular focus on the health and life science domains. My research examines the role of interaction, aesthetics, and storytelling in visualization, and how these elements affect (for better or for worse) perception, behavior, and decision-making for various audience and user groups.
- (2023). Investigating user behavior in slideshows and scrollytelling as narrative genres in medical visualization. Computers & graphics. 229-238.
- (2023). Do Disease Stories Need a Hero? Effects of Human Protagonists on a Narrative Visualization about Cerebral Small Vessel Disease. Computer Graphics Forum. 123-135.
- (2023). Changing Aesthetics in Biomolecular Graphics. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 94-101.
- (2022). Trends & Opportunities in Visualization for Physiology: A Multiscale Overview. Computer Graphics Forum. 609-643.
- (2022). Narrative Medical Visualization to Communicate Disease Data. Computers & graphics. 144-157.
- (2022). Is there a Tornado in Alex's Blood Flow? A Case Study for Narrative Medical Visualization. Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biomedicine.
- (2022). Considering Best Practices in Color Palettes for Molecular Visualizations. Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (JIB). 1-14.
- (2021). Semantic Snapping for Guided Multi-View Visualization Design. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 43-53.
- (2021). Integrated Dual Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative High-Dimensional Data. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 2953-2966.
- (2021). DimLift: Interactive Hierarchical Data Exploration through Dimensional Bundling. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 2908-2922.
- (2021). An Exploration of Practice and Preferences for the Visual Communication of Biomedical Processes. Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biomedicine. 1-12.
- (2020). Interactive visual exploration of metabolite ratios in MR spectroscopy studies. Computers & graphics. 1-12.
- (2019). SpectraMosaic: An Exploratory Tool for the Interactive Visual Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Data. Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biomedicine.
- (2019). MedUse: A Visual Analysis Tool for Medication Use Data in the ABCD Study. Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biomedicine.
- (2022). Content-Driven Layout for Visualization Design.
- (2019). A Visual Encoding System for Comparative Exploration of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Data.
Up-to-date publication list available at https://vis.uib.no/team/laura-garrison/ or via my Google Scholar profile.