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Ana Figueiras is a research scientist at iNova Media Lab, where she coordinates the research line in Information Visualization and Data Analysis (ViDA). Before joining iNOVA, she received her Ph.D. in Digital Media from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UT Austin Program | Portugal). Ana also holds a degree in Communication Sciences and a Master's degree in New Media. Her main research area is information visualization with a focus on visual forms of storytelling and on identifying the best techniques for incorporating narrative elements into visualization, as well as finding which elements are most effective. She is also interested in new methodologies for performance and experience evaluation in visualization. Ana also integrates the team of a project for the creation of interactive educational resources for primary school children, supported by the Operational Human Capital Program, and is a visiting assistant professor at the Lusófona University.

Education/Academic qualification

Digital Media, Doctorate, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

1 Oct 201026 Nov 2016

New Media, Master, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

1 Oct 200819 Jul 2010

Communication Science, Bachelor, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

10 Sep 200429 Jul 2008

External positions

Invited Assistant Professor, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias

Feb 2019 → …

Keywords

  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • Visualization
  • Information visualization
  • Narrative visualization
  • Storytelling

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Research Output at NOVA

  • 30 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 6 Conference contribution

Once upon a Time in a Land Far Away: Guidelines for Spatio-Temporal Narrative Visualization

Rodrigues, S., Figueiras, A. & Alexandre, I., 1 Jul 2019, Information Visualization - Biomedical Visualization and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2019. Banissi, E., Ursyn, A., McK. Bannatyne, M. W., Datia, N., Pires, J. M., Francese, R., Sarfraz, M., Wyeld, T. G., Bouali, F., Venturin, G., Azzag, H., Lebbah, M., Trutschl, M., Cvek, U., Muller, H., Nakayama, M., Kernbach, S., Caruccio, L., Risi, M., Erra, U., Vitiello, A. & Rossano, V. (eds.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 44-48 5 p. 8811946. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation; vol. 2019-July).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
  • A review of visualization assessment in terms of user performance and experience

    Figueiras, A., 5 Dec 2018, Information Visualisation - Biomedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2018. Pires, J. M., Datia, N. M. S., Polese, G., Temperini, M., Sciarrone, F., Risi, M., Venturini, G., Di Mascio, T., Zaccagnino, R., Deufemia, V., Malandrino, D., Diaz, P., Anta, A. F., Banissi, E., Wyeld, T. G., Sarfraz, M., Bouali, F., Bannatyne, M. W. M., Papadopoulo, F., Erra, U., Rossano, V., Ursyn, A., Cuzzocrea, A. & Francese, R. (eds.). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 145-152 8 p. 8564153

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Towards the Understanding of Interaction in Information Visualization

    Figueiras, A. R., 2015, Information Visualisation (iV), 2015 19th International Conference on. IEEE Conference Publications ed. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 140 - 147 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    File
  • 15 Downloads (Pure)

    How to tell stories using visualization

    Figueiras, A., 18 Sep 2014, Proceedings - 2014 18th International Conference on Information Visualisation: Visualisation, BioMedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 18-26 9 p. 6902874

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 15 Citations (Scopus)

    Narrative visualization: A case study of how to incorporate narrative elements in existing visualizations

    Figueiras, A., 18 Sep 2014, Proceedings - 2014 18th International Conference on Information Visualisation: Visualisation, BioMedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 46-52 7 p. 6902879

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 11 Citations (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 5 Invited talk
    • 3 Membership of committee