Many human-computer interfaces are limited to non-intuitive displays,
either for historical reasons or due to the complexity of the information
presented. These displays force the human to adapt, slowing the
interaction. A human-centered approach to visualization amplifies and
extends human perceptual, cognitive, and performance capabilities, casting
information into a form that utilizes our perceptual system's information
Our research efforts have focused on how to cast the data and control
algorithms into a form that exploits the capabilities of human sensory
systems as well as their shortfalls. Computer science provides the medium
in which these ideas are transformed into reality and tested.
Human-centered displays will enhance performance in real time complex
tasks that involve many data streams and complex data interaction rules.