Oct 2016 - Now

Research Project

An automated visualization platform for quick organization mapping using email and survey data. Read more


Nov 2016

Viz Project

ClintonCircle is a tool to help people easily explore the Hillary Clinton Email Archive, the Podesta Emails, and the DNC Email Archive. Read more


Jun - Aug 2016

Research Project

Visualization interfaces to help making sense of the relationship between stock price and factors such as executive trading, major shareholder changes, and block trades. Read more


Sept 2015 - Sept 2016

Research Project

Visualization Interfaces to present border disputes and background information of them. Read more


Apr - Dec 2015

Research Project

The tool is designed to enhance seminar discussion. It aims to improve discussion efficiency and balance participation by sharing anchored annotation in document... Read more

What Makes a Brand Look Expensive?

Sep 2015 - Jan 2016

Course Project

In this project, we investigates what web design features are distinctive to how expensive a brand looks. Read more

Late-Breaking Work in CHI 2016 pdf

Playlist Visualization

Feb 2015 - Feb 2016

Research Project

This is the extension of Music Vis project. We visualize user's listening history by hour and focus on the diurnal pattern of their music listening... Read more

Polyvore Visualization

Mar - June 2015

Research Project

Polyvore is a website where usres share fashion designs. In this project we visualize color patterns of users' clothes sets to see trend and user preference... Read more

Artist Similarity

Mar - May 2015

Course Project

In this course project meta paths are involved into artist similarity measure. We built heterogeneous network and measured artist similarity based on two meta paths: a playlist-based one and a track-based one... Read more


Aug - Dec 2014

Course Project

When you are traveling in a city, do you wish to get an optimal path based on the attractions you want to visit? We designed GoTrip, a web app that would return optimal schedule based on key locations... Read more

Music Vis

Jul 2013 - Mar 2014

Research Project

In this projects we designed three visualizations to present user interest and its shift in music... Read more

Paper in ICME '14 Workshop pdf  MMM '16 pdf


Oct 2012 - June 2013

Design Project

FAlbum (Family Album) is a photo-sharing device that aims to enhance the communication between senior and young generation... Read more

Work-in-Progress in TEI' 14 pdf

Sina Micro-blog Propagation Vis

Sept 2012 - May 2013

Research Project

The project aims to visualize the propagation process of public events in Sina micro-blog. A helix visualization was designed to show reposting pattern of micro-blog post... Read more


Meritorious Winner of MCM 3013. We modeled the heat distribution of pans of different shapes in oven. We found oval pans to be the best ones with largest evenly heated area in the given oven... Read more


Jingxian Zhang, Neel Kothari, Asad Butt, and Ranjitha Kumar. "What Makes a Brand Look Expensive?" CHI 2016 Late-Breaking Work. pdf

Dong Liu and Jingxian Zhang. "Visual analyses of music download history: User studies." International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM) 2016. Miami, FL, USA. pdf

Jingxian Zhang and Dong Liu. "Visualization of user interests in online music services." IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW), 2014. Chengdu, China. pdf

S. Jaafar, M. Johns, X. Li, Y. Li, Y. Liu, S. Wang, Y. Wu, J. Zhang and J. Gu. "Family Album – Photo Sharing for Intergenerational Connection." Work-in-Progress in the 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’14). Munich, Germany. pdf