He currently works in the Human Interfaces Group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, designing and developing tools for space mission operations, spacecraft systems engineering, and Earth science, while practicing and promoting user centered design.
Jesse holds a Master's in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, and BA in Music from Carleton College.
This is a talk about the work we do, the work we show, the clients we want to have, and the future of our field, interspersed with stories of visualization work in progress at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. We communicate the character and breadth of our field by the demos we show. Do visualizations for experts demo poorly to the general public? What effect does this have, and are there actions we can take to create a healthier visualization ecosystem?