Ben Shneiderman is a professor of computer science at the University of Maryland where he specializes in human-computer interaction and design. His recent work has been in information visualization. Shneiderman has made many important contributions to computer science over a long career, including developing the idea of Nassi-Shneiderman diagrams, a graphical design representation for structured programming, and his Eight Golden Rules for Interface Design. He is a Fellow of the ACM, AAAS, IEEE and NAE.
The vibrant social processes of science are dramatically visible at conferences, workshops, seminars, and other gatherings of researchers. The main events are typically presentations by invited senior speakers or aspiring young researchers who have won the approval of reviewers. The audience members listen and watch the slides, then respond with supportive applause or challenging questions. Breaks, meals, and receptions offer major social possibilities, enabling young scholars to meet prominent leaders, colleagues to reconnect, and advocates of new directions to confront those who stick to traditional paths.Read More