About the VIS Lab

The VIS Lab explores novel interaction environments, especially spaces for data visualization and information exploration. Staff and students working in the Lab study innovative sensor-based interfaces, including tabletop and multitouch surfaces, and their use in a variety of application scenarios. The goal of this work is to better understand how to support user engagement and information exploration through non-traditional interaction environments.

The Lab's activities center around these themes:

About the Director

The VIS Lab is directed by Prof. Polly Baker. Prof. Baker is a faculty member in the School of Informatics at IUPUI, and Program Director of the Media Arts and Science program (New Media).


The Lab was established in 2002, as part of the Pervasive Technology Labs at Indiana University.

The Lab continues its affiliation with the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University.


The Lab is located in the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (the ICTC building) at 535 W. Michigan St., on the IUPUI campus.


For more information, contact the Lab's Director:
Prof. Polly Baker, baker at iu dot edu.