Welcome to the Victoria Interactive eXperiences with Information (VIXI) website.

We are a collaborative research group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Victoria, co-lead by Charles Perin, Sowmya Somanath and Miguel Nacenta. We work in the core areas of Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization. We use methodologies from, and contribute to a wide range of disciplines, including Design, User eXperience, Human Factors, Perception, Education, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Art, Computer Science, Philosophy and Sociology.

VIXI-Student Founded Chapter Spotlighted in ACM News
The University of Victoria’s Association for Computing Machinery Student Chapter is a UVic club that was founded and is currently led by a group of VIXI students. Their inaugural event, an interdisciplinary speaker panel hosted four professors from across the University of Victoria and was recently spotlighted in the December 2022 ACM Chapter Newsletter.
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Welcome Hamid Mansoor!
We are very happy to welcome Hamid Mansoor, who joined us this September from WPI as a post-doctoral fellow working with VIXI. Hamid brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the group.
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VIXI prof Miguel Nacenta presents a paper on infographics at SIGGRAPH 2022
Miguel Nacenta presents at ACM SIGGRAPH (the top conference in graphics and one of the most prestigious in Computer Science) the work that Johannes Lang and he have done in Infotypography. They looked at how people perceive typographic parameters. This could support the use of these parameters to represent information.
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We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.