Niklas Elmqvist, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

I am publishing some of my new and old guides. It’s starting to look like a blog!

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I am an associate professor in the College of Information Studies at University of Maryland, College Park.

Squashing Widows and Orphans

On my practice of shrinking and distilling text for visual appeal, length, and precision.

You Never Forget Your First CHI(ss)

Reflections on my 12 years of CHI: From CHI 2006 to CHI 2018, both in Montreal.

Why You Should Write a Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Lecture on Visualization

Open call for contributions to the M&C Synthesis Lecture series on Visualization, which I co-edit with David Ebert.

The Five (or Four) Paragraphs of a Successful Introduction

The basic components of a good introduction for a research paper.

How Much Reviewing?

In which I give some numbers on the amount of reviewing that I do on an annual basis.

A Punch Is Just A Punch: Generating vs. Editing Text

In which I talk about two separate parts of the writing process.

For the Love of Writing

My thoughts on the most important skill for the academic.

Graceful Refocusing: Designing Fault-Tolerant HCI Evaluations

My thoughts on recovering from poor results in HCI evaluation and salvaging your experiment.

The Myth of the Infallible Professor

Dispelling the notion that professors have to know everything.

Who Owns an Idea?

Behind the scenes of my surrogate interaction project.

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