Lisanne van Weelden (Ph.D., Tilburg University, 2013) is an assistant professor from the Department of Communication and Information Sciences of Tilburg University (The Netherlands), where she is also a member of the Tilburg center of Cognition and Communication (TiCC). She teaches Visual Communication, Advertising and Persuasion, Metaphor and Analogy, and Statistics. Van Weelden’s research focuses on the processing of metaphoric relations, both visual and verbal metaphors, and on the way that objects are organized in our memory. While pursuing these lines of research, her interests are shifting toward the role of conceptual metaphors and visual features in the design of (big and small) data representations and subsequent processing effects of this design.
During her visit to UCSB, she will primarily be collaborating with Mary Hegarty (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences), but she is eager to talk with anyone interested in data representation.