* denotes student advisee.


Kim*, YS, Reinecke, K., and Hullman, J. Explaining the Gap: Visualizing One's Predictions Improves Recall and Comprehension of Data. ACM CHI 2017. Best Paper Award Download PDF

Kim, Y., Wongsuphasawat, K., Hullman, J., and Heer, J. Graphscape: A Model for Automated Reasoning About Visualization Similarity and Sequencing. ACM CHI 2017. Honorable Mention Download PDF

Adar, E., Gearig, C., Balusubramanian, A., and Hullman, J. Persalog: Personalization of News Article Content. ACM CHI 2017. Download PDF


Kim*, YS, Hullman, J., Burgess, M., and Adar, E. SimpleScience: Lexical Simplification of Scientific Terminology. EMNLP 2016

Hullman, J. Why Evaluating Uncertainty Visualization is Error Prone. Proc. BELIV 2016 Download PDF

Qu*, Z. and Hullman, J. Evaluating Visualization Sets: Trade-offs Between Local Effectiveness and Global Consistency. Proc. BELIV 2016 Download PDF

Kim*, YS, Hullman, J., and Agrawala, M. Generating Personalized Spatial Analogies for Distances and Areas. ACM CHI 2016 Download PDF | Data repository | Tapestry Keynote | Atlas of Me Chrome plugin

Kay, M., Kola, T., Hullman, J., and Munson, S. Approximately When is My Bus? User-centered Visualizations of Uncertainty in Everyday, Mobile Predictive Systems. ACM CHI 2016 Download PDF, Code repository


Hullman, J., Resnick, P., and Adar, E. Hypothetical Outcome Plots Outperform Error Bars and Violin Plots for Inferences About Reliability of Variable Ordering. PLOS ONE 2015. Animated PDF (view in Adobe Acrobat) | Animated appendix | Zipped results | Zipped interface/stimuli

Kim*, YS and Hullman, J. Expectation Visualization: Opportunities for Personalized Feedback. IEEE InfoVis 2015 Workshop on Personal Visualization. Chicago, IL (Oct. 25, 2015). Download PDF

Kim*, YS, Hullman, J., and Adar, E. DeScipher: A Text Simplification Tool for Science Journalism. Computation+Journalism 2015. Download PDF

Gearig, C, Adar, E., and Hullman, J., Designing for Personalized Article Content. Computation+Journalism 2015. Download PDF

Hullman, J., Krupka, E., and Adar, E. Evaluating Approaches To Crowdsourced Visual Analytics. Paper selected for presentation at Collective Intelligence 2015.

Hullman, J., Diakopoulos, N., Momeni Roochi, E., and Adar, E. Content, Context, and Critique: Commenting on a Data Visualization Blog, ACM CSCW 2015. Download PDF


Gao, T., Hullman, J., Adar, E., Hecht, B., and Diakopoulos, N. NewsViews: An Automated Pipeline for Creating Custom Geovisualizations for News. ACM CHI 2014. Demo, Download PDF


Hullman, J. Understanding and Supporting Trade-offs in the Design of Visualizations for Communication. Dissertation, University of Michigan School of Information, 2013.

Lease, M., Hullman, J., Bigham, J.P., Bernstein, M.S., Kim, J., Lasecki, W.S., Bakhshi, S., Mitra, T., and Miller, R.C. Mechanical Turk is Not Anonymous. Social Science Research Network 2013. [Reached Top Ten Downloaded Articles]. Available here.

Hullman, J., Drucker, S., Henry-Riche, N., Lee, B., Fisher, D., and Adar, E. A Deeper Understanding of Sequence in Narrative Visualization, IEEE InfoVis 2013. Download PDF

Hullman, J. How Prior Knowledge Affects the Processing of Visualized Data. ACM CHI 2013, Many People Many Eyes workshop. Paris, France (Apr. 28, 2013). Download PDF

Hullman, J., Diakopoulos, N., and Adar, E. Contextifier: Automatic Generation of Annotated Stock Visualizations. ACM CHI 2013. Demo, Download PDF


Hullman, J., Rhodes, R., Rodriguez, F., and Shah, P. (2012) Research on Graph Comprehension and Data Interpretation: Implications for Score Reporting. In Zapata, D., & Zwick, R. (Eds.) Recent Research on Score Reporting. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service. Download PDF


Hullman, J., Adar, E., and Shah, P. Benefitting InfoVis with Visual Difficulties. IEEE InfoVis 2011. Honorable Mention Download PDF

Hullman, J., and Diakopolous, D. Visualization Rhetoric: Framing Effects in Narrative Visualization. IEEE InfoVis 2011. Download PDF

Hullman, J., Adar, E., and Shah, P. The Effect of Social Information on Visual Judgments. ACM CHI 2011. Download PDF

Hullman, J. Not all HITs are Created Equal: Controlling for Reasoning and Learning Processes in MTurk. Position paper presented at ACM CHI 2011, Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation. Vancouver, BC (May 8, 2011). Download PDF, blog post

Hullman, J., McQuaid, M., Chia, Y., Lin, T., and Zhang, Z. Chance-it: Motivating Collaborative Exploration using Spatial Layout on a Multitouch Surface. Position paper presented at ACM CHI 2011, Workshop on Large Displays in Urban Life. Vancouver, BC (May 7, 2011).Download PDF

2010 and earlier

Hullman, J. Visual Texts: Adapting Narratology for Information Visualization. Position paper and featured presenter at Telling Stories with Data workshop, IEEE InfoVis, Oct. 2010, Salt Lake City, UT. PDF slides

Hullman, J. Framing Artistic Visualization: Aesthetic Object as Evidence. Position paper presented at ACM Creativity & Cognition workshop Understanding the Creative Conversation: Modeling to Engagement, Oct. 2009, Berkeley, CA. Download PDF