Derya Akbaba

I am a PhD student in the School of Computing working with Miriah Meyer. In my work, I focus on understanding the role that design and technology plays in people’s ability to find information and create lasting understanding. Inspired by great interdisciplinary thinkers before me, I hope to emulate work that is as thoughtful and inventive in the realm of data visualization.

Derya Akbaba
Derya Akbaba,
PhD Student

SCI Institute,
School of Computing,
University of Utah
72 South Central Campus Drive,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112




Peer-reviewed Journal and Conference Publications

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Derya Akbaba, Devin Lange, Michael Correll, Alexander Lex, Miriah Meyer
Troubling Collaboration: Matters of Care for Visualization Design Study
SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2023

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Derya Akbaba, Jack Wilburn, Main T. Nance, Miriah Meyer
Manifesto for Putting 'Chartjunk' in the Trash 2021!
alt.VIS, a workshop co-located with IEEE VIS, 2021