Paul Parsons is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University. He received his Bachelor degree in computing and cognitive science from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. In 2013, Paul received his Ph.D. from Western University Canada in Computer Science, specializing in human-centered design, interactive visual interfaces, and cognitive technologies. From 2013 to 2015 he was a Research Scientist with IBM Canada and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Western University, working in visual analytics and human-centered design. His research is in the area of human-centered design of interactive technology, with a focus on human cognition, visual interfaces, and interaction design.
Dissertation: Cognitive Activity Support Tools: Design of the Visual Interface
2007 BS Computing & Cognitive Science
Queen's University, Canada
Parsons, Sedig, Didandeh, & Khosravi. (2015). Interactivity in Visual Analytics: Use of Conceptual Frameworks to Support Human-Centered Design of a Decision-Support Tool. 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 1138-1147, Kuaui, HI.
Parsons & Sedig. (2014). Adjustable Properties of Visual Representations: Improving the Quality of Human-Information Interaction. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 65(3), 455-482.
Sedig & Parsons. (2013). Interaction design for complex cognitive activities with visual representations: A pattern-based approach. AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, 5(2), 84-133.
Sedig, Parsons, & Babanski. (2012). Towards a characterization of interactivity in visual analytics. Journal of Multimedia Processing Technologies, Special Issue on Theory and Application of Visual Analytics, 3(1), 12-28.
Liang, Parsons, Wu, & Sedig. (2010). An exploratory study of interactivity in visualization tools: 'Flow' of interaction. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 21(1), 5-45.