University of Zurich, Switzerland
November 2013–February 2014
Sara Irina Fabrikant (Ph.D. Geography University of Colorado, Boulder) is a visiting scholar from the University of Zurich (Switzerland) where she is a professor and head of the Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis (GIVA) group at the GIScience Center of the UZH Department of Geography. Her research and teaching interests lie in geographic information visualization and visual analytics (geovis), GIScience and cognition, graphical user interface design and evaluation, including dynamic cartography.
While at UCSB Sara is collaborating with Mary Hegarty (Psychology), Werner Kuhn, and Daniel Montello (Geography), exploring common interests in the design of visuo-spatial displays and empirical methods for studying the effectiveness of these displays.