Opportunities and challenges for data physicalization

Jansen, Yvonn, Dragicevic, Pierre, Isenberg, Petra, Alexander, Jason, Karnik, Abhijit, Kildal, Johan, Subramanian, Sriram and Hornbæk, Kasper (2015) Opportunities and challenges for data physicalization. 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 18-23 April 2015. Published in: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 3227-3236. ACM, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 9781450331456

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Abstract

Physical representations of data have existed for thousands of years. Yet it is now that advances in digital fabrication, actuated tangible interfaces, and shape-changing displays are spurring an emerging area of research that we call Data Physicalization. It aims to help people explore, understand, and communicate data using computer-supported physical data representations. We call these representations physicalizations, analogously to visualizations -- their purely visual counterpart. In this article, we go beyond the focused research questions addressed so far by delineating the research area, synthesizing its open challenges and laying out a research agenda.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: data physicalization, physical visualization, shape-changing interfaces, tangible user interfaces, visualization
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Creative Technology
Subjects: T Technology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
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Depositing User: Sriram Subramanian
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 09:49
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 09:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/71496

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