Dr. David Steinman
David Steinman's research interests are in the areas of biomedical engineering and fluid sciences. His work focuses on the integration of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and medical imaging, and the use of such "image-based CFD" and "virtual imaging" techniques to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of vascular diseases.
In visual information design and information visualization, the majority of the research, training, and practice is focused on the techniques for creating graphic representations, such as how to draw them, arrange them, or use computer programs to generate them. Typically, very little effort is put into understanding how and why people perceive, cognitively process, react to, and socially interact through graphic representations. We seek a scientifically-grounded understanding of established conventions in the applied visual arts to inform a principled and rational approach to Visual Information Design.