is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Founding
Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland.
He is a fellow of the AAAS, ACM and IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of
Engineering, in recognition of his pioneering contributions to human-computer interaction
and information visualization, including the direct manipulation concept, clickable
web-link, touchscreen keyboards, dynamic query sliders for Spotfire, development of
treemaps, innovative network visualization strategies for NodeXL, and temporal event
sequence analysis for electronic health records. Shneiderman is the co-author with
Catherine Plaisant of
Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction. With Stu Card and Jock Mackinlay, he co-authored
Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think. His book
Leonardo’s Laptop won the IEEE book award for Distinguished Literary Contribution. His latest book,
with Derek Hansen and Marc Smith, is
Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL.