IEEE VIS Test of Time Award for Michael Sedlmair and Team for the publication “Design Study Methodology”

October 19, 2022 /

M. Sedlmair (VISUS)


We are pleased to announce that IntCDC participiating researcher Michael Sedlmair, Professor of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality at the Visualization Institute of the University of Stuttgart (VISUS), and his co-authors Prof. Miriah Meyer (Linköping University, Sweden) and Prof. Tamara Munzner (University of British Columbia, USA) will receive this year's IEEE VIS Conference 2022 Ten Year Test of Time Award for their joint publication "Design Study Methodology: Reflections from the Trenches and the Stacks" (IEEE InfoVis 2012). 

Congratulations to all the authors!


About "Design Study Methodology"

In 2012, Michael Sedlmair, Miriah Meyer and Tamara Munzner addressed the question of how interdisciplinary design studies should be methodologically implemented. Based on their combined experience from 21 design studies, they developed a practical guide for conducting problem-oriented design studies and defined a list of 32 "pitfalls" commonly encountered in design studies.

 "In my PhD, I did a number of design studies and a lot of things really went wrong there as well," Michael Sedlmair reflects. "My doctoral advisor therefore always said I should write a paper after my dissertation that I myself would have liked to have had access to before my dissertation. The Design Study Methodology paper is exactly that paper, and I hope that our work will save many subsequent PhD students from falling into the same traps we had to struggle with."

For their joint publication, Michael Sedlmair, Miriah Meyer and Tamara Munz already received the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award in the year of publication (2012).


About the Test of Time Award

The IEEE VIS Test of Time Award will be presented during the VIS Conference, which will be held this year in Oklahoma City, USA, October 16-21, 2022. The award recognizes publications that were published at previous conferences, but whose content is still highly relevant and has had a major impact and influence within the visualization community and beyond.


Further information:
VIS Conference 2022
Test of Time Awards 2022


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