jeffrey michael heer
Multi-Scale Banking to 45°
Perceptual optimization of the aspect ratios of data graphics.
Animated Transitions in Data Graphics
Using animation to improve perception of transitions in data graphics.
The Prefuse Visualization Toolkit
A toolkit for interactive visualization. Over 70,000 downloads!
Visual exploration of networks such as Friendster, Facebook, and MySpace.
I also created the prefuse and flare visualization toolkits.
For more, check out my UW talk on Interactive Visualization.