About Us

CourtVision Analytics is an ongoing project by Kirk Goldsberry (me) that evaluates basketball performance via spatial and visual modalities. I’m currently a visiting scholar at the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis and also an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Michigan State University.

My research focuses on the visual dimensions of scientific communication. I’m particularly interested in the links between visual form, graphic design, and spatial reasoning. This avenue of research is significantly influenced by the principles of cartography, visualization, cognitive psychology, vision science, spatial analysis, and human computer interaction.

The tie that binds all of my research together is the unmatched ability of graphics to simplify and summarize complex spatial narratives. My courses aim to enable students to harness the power of graphic communication by understanding fundamental concepts as well as learning contemporary design techniques.

I received a Ph.D. from the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara in August, 2007. I currently live in Cambridge, Massachussetts with my beautiful wife.

Thanks for visiting.