Karen Schloss, PhD

Credentials: Department of Psychology (College of Letters and Science)
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: kschloss@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-316-4495

Brogden Hall
1202 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706-1611

Karen Schloss, PhD

Keywords: Information visualization, visual cognition, and aesthetic response, virtual reality, visual communication, color

BA 2005, Major in Psycology and Minor in Architecture, Barnard College, Columbia University
PhD 2011, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
Postdoctoral Scholar 2013, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Karen Schloss leads the Visual Reasoning Lab, which studies how people interpret meaning from visual features with the goal of making visual communication more effective and efficient. With a primary focus on color, her lab addresses fundamental questions in information visualization, visual cognition, and aesthetic response. They also develop educational tools in virtual reality (VR) to help make science more accessible and engaging. Before joining the faculty of UW-Madison in 2016, she spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University.

Visual Reasoning Lab