Mandy Keck
My dissertation focused on visual search interfaces in the domain of product search. This website summarizes some results of my dissertation and my latest research projects. My current research focuses on visual exploration interfaces for high-dimensional data sets and teaching methods for information visualization.

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01/2021 – present: Professor of User Experience and Interaction Design at University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg

10/2019 – 12/20: Lecturer at Dresden University of Applied Sciences (FHD)

07/2016 – 12/20: Research Associate at TU Dresden

04/2014 – 02/2019: Dissertation on »Visual Exploration of Multidimensional Information Spaces – An Interface Construction Kit for Product Search«, TU Dresden

09/2015 – 05/2016: PhD student / Researcher at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman

07/2009 – 07/2015: Research Associate at TU Dresden

01/2009 – 09/2010: Freelancer Web Development (CMS, Joomla, Drupal. WordPress)

10/2006 – 12/2007: Student Employee at queo GmbH in Dresden

09/2002 – 06/2009: Diploma in Media Computer Science (TU Dresden)

Research Projects

VANDA – Visual Analytics Interfaces for Big Data Environmentsts


VISEA – Visual Search Interfaces

EmplIT – Employability for IT

[vi.c] Innovative Visualisierungsansätze von Social Software zur Unterstützung der Informationserfassung im Wissensmanagement


“Commerzbankpreis 2019” for the dissertation

Best Paper Honorable Mention for “Glyphboard: Visual Exploration of High-dimensional Data Combining Glyphs with Dimensionality Reduction” at Symposium for Visualization in Data Science (VDS at IEEE VIS)

Best Paper Award for “Visualizing Uncertainty in Flow Diagrams: A Case Study in Product Costing” at 10th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI ’17)

Best Paper Award for “Get Inspired: A Visual Divide And Conquer Approach For Motive-Based Search Scenarios” at International Conference on WWW/Internet 2014