Bon Adriel Aseniero

PhD Student

I am currently an PhD student at the Interactions Lab (iLab), University of Calgary. I am a member of the Innovations in Visualization Lab (InnoVis), supervised by Dr. Sheelagh Carpendale and Dr. Anthony Tang. My research topic is in the intersection of Information Visualization (InfoVis), Personal Informatics, and Human–Computer Interaction (HCI). I have also done research in augmented reality under Dr. Ehud Sharlin in the past. I have received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science: Human–Computer Interaction, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science: Information Visualization.

I create interactive visualizations, focusing on visualizing personally relevant data such as personal health and activities (Aseniero et al., 2014), to engage people in personal health awareness (Huang et al., 2015; Aseniero et al., 2012). This involves investigating how visualizations can be designed such that they are aesthetically pleasing, engaging, and easily accessible (Aseniero et al., 2015; Ledo et al., 2013; Ledo et al., 2013). My work often involves aspects of visual and interaction design, and qualitative data analysis, in addition to my computer science background.

My hobbies are Drawing, Amateur Photography, Singing, Online Gaming, Filming & Video Editing, Graphic Design, & Blogging. I also have an interest in the Visual Arts, Fashion & Entertainment, Digital Devices, Robots, and Languages.

Visit me on the web at my personal website.


  1. Dandan Huang, Melanie Tory, Bon Adriel Aseniero, Lyn Bartram, Scott Bateman, Stacey Carpendale, Anthony Tang, and Robert Woodbury. (2015). Personal Visualization and Personal Visual Analytics. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 21, 3: 420–433. (journal).
  2. Bon Adriel Aseniero, Tiffany Wun, David Ledo, Guenther Ruhe, Anthony Tang, and Sheelagh Carpendale. (2015). STRATOS: Using Visualization to Support Decisions in Strategic Software Release Planning. In CHI 2015: Proceedings of the 2015 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, 1479–1488. (conference).
  3. Bon Adriel Aseniero, Anthony Tang, and Sheelagh Carpendale. (2014). River: Using Personalisation to Support Reflection on Personal Activities. In PVA 2014: A Personal Perspective on Visualization and Visual Analytics - Workshop at DIS 2014. (Carpendale, Sheelagh and Tory, Melanie and Tang, Anthony, Eds.) (workshop).
  4. David Ledo, Bon Adriel Aseniero, Saul Greenberg, Sebastian Boring, and Anthony Tang. (2013). OneSpace: shared depth-corrected video interaction. In CHI EA ’13: CHI ’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, 997–1002. (poster).
  5. David Ledo, Bon Adriel Aseniero, Sebastian Boring, Saul Greenberg, and Anthony Tang. (2013). OneSpace: Bringing Depth to Remote Interactions. In Future of Personal Video Communications: Beyond Talking Heads - Workshop at CHI 2013. (Oduor, Erick and Neustaedter, Carman and Venolia, Gina and Judge, Tejinder, Eds.) (workshop).
  6. Bon Adriel Aseniero, Sheelagh Carpendale, and Anthony Tang. (2012). Deep Personalization in Tools for Reflection. In Personal Informatics in Practice: Improving Quality of Life Through Data - Workshop at CHI 2012. (Li, Ian and Medynskiy, Yevgeniy and Froehlich, Jon and Larsen, Jakob Eg, Eds.) (workshop).