Jane Hoffswell

Research Scientist at Adobe  |  jhoffsuw.edu  | 

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Hello! I am a research scientist at Adobe, where I specialize in visualization, human-computer interaction, and programming languages.

My main research threads include responsive visualization [CHI 2022, CHI 2020 ], visualizations for program understanding [CHI 2018, EuroVis 2016], and the design of interactive, end-user systems [CHI 2019, CSCW 2017]. Across these topics, I often explore how the design of new declarative programming languages [CHI 2022, EuroVis 2018, VIS 2015] can better align with and enrich end-users' mental models.

I enjoy collaborating and working on a variety of different projects, so take a look at my full publication list to learn more!

Hello! I am a research scientist at Adobe, where I specialize in visualization, human-computer interaction, and programming languages. My main research threads include responsive visualization [CHI 2022, CHI 2020 ], visualizations for program understanding [CHI 2018, EuroVis 2016], and the design of interactive systems [CHI 2019, CSCW 2017]. Across these topics, I often explore how new declarative programming languages [CHI 2022, EuroVis 2018, VIS 2015] can better align with and enrich end-users' mental models.

I received my PhD in June 2020 from the Paul G. Allen School at the University of Washington, where I worked with Jeffrey Heer as part of the Interactive Data Lab. As a graduate student, I interned for Adobe Research twice [CHI 2019, CHI 2020 ] before joining full time. Immediately after graduation, I remained at the UW for a year as a visiting lecturer teaching undergraduate visualization courses (CSE442 , CSE412 ). I received my Bachelors in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College in 2014 and my Masters from the University of Washington in 2016. Outside of research, I love to travel and take photographs.

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