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Dr. Verena Lechner

Dr. Verena Lechner

Dr. Verena Lechner

ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics
Institute of Applied Media Studies
Theaterstrasse 15c
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 66 13
verena.lechner@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Research associate, research focus media linguistics

https://www.zhaw.ch/de/linguistik/forschung/medienlinguistik/

Expertise and research interests

interface and dataviz design, usability, HCI, graphic design, social semiotics, Medientheorie

Educational background

2017-2020 Ph.D. at the Faculty of Humanities and Education (Specialisation: linguistics, field of research: media studies), University of Agder, Norway
2012-2014 Master of Arts in Arts and Design, University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Austria
2009-2012 Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Design, University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Austria

Professional milestones

2021- UX/UI Designer, Consolidate Software GmBH & Co KG, Austria (50%)
2020- Research Associate, ZHAW, Switzerland (50%)
2017-2020 Ph.D. Research Fellow, University of Agder, Norway
2014-2017 Research Associate, Research Centre for User Centred Technologies, University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Austria
2014-2016 Graphic Designer, Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Austria
2012-2014 Graphic Designer, Madegrafix Hohenems, Austria

Membership of networks

Projects

Publications

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-2744-4405

Lechner, V. E. (2021). Arrows and their modern versions: Narrativity signalled by lines in data visualizations. Journal of Visual Literacy, 40(1), 51-70. doi.org/10.1080/1051144X.2021.1902039

Lechner, V. E. (2020). Meaningful lines: Social semiotic investigations of the graphical line, used as a connector in digital data visualizations [Doctoral dissertation, University of Agder]. hdl.handle.net/11250/2711099

Lechner, V. E. (2020). Modality and uncertainty in data visualizations: A corpus approach to the use of connecting lines. In A.-V. Pietarinen, P. Chapman, L. Bosveld-de Smet, V. Giardino, J. Corter, & S. Linker (Eds.), Lecture notes in computer science: Vol. 12169. Diagrammatic representation and inference. Diagrams 2020 (pp. 110–127). Springer. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54249-8_9

Lechner, V. E. (2020). What a line can say. In M. Engebretsen & H. Kennedy (Eds.), Data visualization in society (p. 329-346). Amsterdam University Press. doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvzgb8c7.26

Lechner, V., Weidmann, K.-H., & Hämmerle, I. (2016b). Systematische Anwendung von kreisähnlichen Formen zur Visualisierung von Datenbank-Performance im Big Data-Umfeld. In Datenvisualisierung: Vol. 6. design2product: Beiträge zur empirischen Designforschung (pp. 37–51).

Lechner, V., Weidmann, K.-H., & Hämmerle, I. (2016a). Systematic application of circle-similar shapes to visualize database-homogeneity in a big data environment. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability: Technological Contexts. DUXU 2016 (pp. 167–179). doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40406-6_16

Lechner, V., Weidmann, K.-H., & Mayer, H. O. (2015). Visualisierung der Datenbank-Performance durch methodische Verknüpfung von Grundlagen der Formwahrnehmung mit den Prinzipien des Radardiagramms. In Methoden der Designforschung: Vol. 5. design2product: Beiträge zur empirischen Designforschung (pp. 148–168). Hohenems, Austria: Bucher.

Lechner, V., & Weidmann, K.-H. (2015). Visualizing database-performance through shape, reflecting the development opportunities of radar charts. In M. Antona & C. Stephanidis (Eds.), Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Access to Today’s Technologies. UAHCI 2015 (pp. 455–463). doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20678-3_44