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Visualizing Email Content: Portraying Relationships from Conversational Histories
Fernanda B. Viégas, Scott Golder, and Judith Donath
CHI 2006 Montreal, Canada. 22-27 April, 2006.

  Full paper describing Themail, a visualization of email content. The paper also examines the different interaction modes that emerged in a user study with 16 participants. 


Revealing Individual and Collective Pasts: Visualizations of Online Social Archives
Fernanda Viégas
MIT Ph.D. Thesis.


Bloggers' Expectations of Privacy and Accountability: An Initial Survey
Fernanda Viégas
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Volume 10, Issue 3, April 2005.

  Article describing the results from an online survey of bloggers' subjective sense of privacy and liability. The findings indicate that blogging is a world in flux where self-imposed social norms are starting to emerge. However, bloggers do not feel as if they know their audiences well. Because of the lack of transparency is blog readership, authors make a number of assumptions about who accesses their sites and base their publishing practices on these assumptions. 


Artifacts of the Presence Era: Using Information Visualization to Create an Evocative Souvenir [pdf]
Fernanda Viégas, Ethan Perry, Ethan Howe, and Judith Donath.
InfoVis2004. Austin, TX.  10-12 October, 2004. 

  Full paper describing the visualization mechanism in Artifacts of the Presence Era and its artistic approach to dealing with large sets of video footage. The paper also discusses how the piece was received by visitors in the museum where it ran for three months.

  Artifacts of the Presence Era: Visualizing Presence for Posterity [pdf]
Fernanda Viégas, Ethan Perry, Judith Donath, and Ethan Howe.
Siggraph 2004. Los Angeles, CA. 8-12 August, 2004.
  One-page sketch about our artistic approach to visualizing activity and presence in a museum setting.

  Studying Cooperation and Conflict between Authors with history flow Visualizations [pdf]
Fernanda Viégas, Martin Wattenberg, and Kushal Dave.
CHI 2004. Vienna, Austria. 24-29 April, 2004.
  Full paper describing the history flow visualization mechanism and our findings on the social dynamics in the Wikipedia site. 

  Digital Artifacts for Remembering and Storytelling: PostHistory and Social Network Fragments [pdf]
Fernanda Viégas, danah boyd, David H. Nguyen, Jeffrey Potter, and Judith Donath.
HICSS-37. Hawaii, HI. 5-8 January, 2004.
  Full paper describing two email visualizations and the reactions of users after looking at their own data on these systems.

  Newsgroup Crowds and Authorlines: Visualizing the Activity of Individuals in Conversational Cybersapces [pdf]
Fernanda Viégas and Marc Smith.
HICSS-37. Hawaii, HI, January 5-8, 2004.

Awarded Best Paper
  Full paper describing two related visualizations of authors in Usenet newsgroups and users' reactions to them. One visualization depicts all the authors in specific newsgroups whereas the other shows the posting activity of an author over an entire year. 

  The chat circles series: explorations in designing abstract graphical communication interfaces [pdf]
Judith Donath and Fernanda Viégas.
Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) London, England. June 2002. 
  Full paper discussing the series of graphical chat programs that derived from the original Chat Circles software. The paper examines the variations among the interfaces and discusses their implications for social interaction.

  PostHistory: Visualizing Email Networks Over Time
Fernanda Viégas and Judith Donath.
Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXII. New Orleans, USA,  2002.
  Discusses the PostHistory application as an initial visualization of email-based social networks.

  Visiphone [pdf]
Judith Donath, Karrie Karahalios, and Fernanda Viégas.
Proceedings of ICAD 2000.
  Introduces Visiphone; a graphical interface for mediated audio conversation that is designed to support continuous, ubiquitous connections between people in different locations. 

  Collections: Adapting the Display of Personal Objects for Different Audiences [pdf]
Fernanda Viégas.
Masters Thesis, MIT. February, 2000.
  Thesis introducing Collections: an application for the management of digital pictures according to their intended audiences. The work also discusses the social side of sharing pictures and the theoretical underpinnings behind the conception of the Collections system.

  Persistent Conversations
Judith Donath, Karrie Karahalios and Fernanda Viégas
Journal of computer Mediated Communication, Volume 4, Number 4. June 1999.
  Journal paper discussing the visualization of online conversations. The paper focuses on two projects: Loom (a visualization of Usenet newsgroups) and Chat Circles.

  Chat Circles [pdf]   [html]
Fernanda Viégas and Judith Donath.
 CHI 1999.
  Full paper introducing the Chat Circles system, an abstract graphical interface for synchronous conversation. The system presents a "hearing range" metaphor and a graphical log of conversations.

  Visualizing Conversations [pdf]
Judith Donath, Karrie Karahalios, and Fernanda Viégas.
HICSS-32, Maui, HI, January 5-8, 1999. 
  Full paper discussing the design of graphical interfaces that reveal the social structure of online conversations through visualizations. The paper focuses on two projects: Loom (a visualization of threaded discussion) and Chat Circles (an abstract graphical chat room).

Surveys Blog Survey: Expectations of Privacy and Accountability
Fernanda Viégas, 2004.
    Survey conducted in January of 2004, which provides an initial snapshot of bloggers’ subjective sense of privacy and how they understand liability to operate in this environment.

Workshops Social Network Visualization: Can We Go Beyond the Graph?
Fernanda Viégas and Judith Donath.
Workshop on Social Networks for Design and Analysis: Using Network Information in CSCW. In CSCW 2004.
    Our position paper proposes that visualizations of social networks that are aimed at end users need to go beyond the node-graph paradigm. We posit that basic cartographic principles can provide system designers with useful visual solutions for the depiction of social networks. 

Fernanda Viégas, Robert Guttman, and Alex Kleiner.
Workshop "Beyond Business as Usual". Proceedings of CHI 1998.
    Our presentation discussed interaction issues: capturing consumers' preferences, product offering visualizations, and the mediation of cooperative negotiations among consumers and merchants. 

Art Exhibitions Newsgroup Crowds and PostHistory
Social Capital: Forms of Interaction
Whitney Museum of American Art
ndependent Study Program Exhibition. New York City. May 20th - June 26th 2004

Artifacts of the Presence Era
Boston CyberArts Festival. April 2003. 

Artifacts of the Presence Era

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA),
Boston, Massachusetts. January - April 2003.


Infotecture. Artists Space,
Soho New York. June - July 2002.


Emerging Technologies, Los Angeles, CA, August 1999.

Awards Chat Circles -- bronze medal
I.D. Magazine's Interactive Media D
esign Competition, 2000.