I am an Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington in Seattle.
My research focuses on social aspects of visual practices in the information domain, visual materiality and ethics and values in the design of visual representations of information.
I have explored image-making and visual systems of representation through a variety of lenses, spanning from my early work as a visual artist and to my current work as a social scientist.
I build on frameworks from visual studies to look at the creation and use of visual representations of information as communication-driven social activities. The goal of my research is to expand the ways that the visual representation of information is represented and supported by collaborative systems to enhance communication and communication among stakeholders.
- Snyder, J. (2017). Vernacular Visualization Practices in a Citizen Science Project. Proc ACM CSCW.
- Matthews, M., Murnane, E., and Snyder, J. (2017). Quantifying the Changeable Self: The role of self-tracking in coming to terms with and managing bipolar disorder," Human Computer Interaction.
- Snyder, J., Shilton, K., Anderson, S. Observing the Materiality of Values in Information Systems Research (2016). Proc of HICSS 2016, 2017-2026. Best Paper Nomination. [PDF]
- Snyder, J., Matthew, M., Chien, J., Chang, P.F., Abdullah, S., Sun, E. and Gay, G. (2015). MoodLight: Exploring Personal and Social Implications of Ambient Display of Biosensor Data. Proc ACM CSCW, 143-153. [PDF]
- Snyder, J. (2014). Visual Representation of Information as Communicative Practice. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 65(11), p. 2233-2247. [PDF]