A Change of Perspective: How User Orientation Influences the Perception of Physicalizations

Kim Sauvé, Dominic Potts, Jason Alexander, Steven Houben

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Abstract

As physicalizations encode data in their physical 3D form, the orientation in which the user is viewing the physicalization may impact the way the information is perceived. However, this relation between user orientation and perception of physical properties is not well understood or studied. To investigate this relation, we conducted an experimental study with 20 participants who viewed 6 exemplars of physicalizations from 4 different perspectives. Our findings show that perception is directly influenced by user orientation as it affects (i) the number and type of clusters, (ii) anomalies and (iii) extreme values identified within a physicalization. Our results highlight the complexity and variability of the relation between user orientation and perception of physicalizations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367080
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Bibliographical note

© ACM, 2020. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in CHI '20: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3313831.3376312; CHI 2020 ; Conference date: 25-04-2020 Through 30-04-2020

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Keywords

  • data physicalization
  • physical visualization
  • user orientation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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