Opportunities and challenges for data physicalization

Yvonne Jansen, Pierre Dragicevic, Petra Isenberg, Jason Alexander, Abhijit Karnik, Johan Kildal, Sriram Subramanian, Kasper Hornbaek

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages3227-3236
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450331456
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2015

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Jansen, Y., Dragicevic, P., Isenberg, P., Alexander, J., Karnik, A., Kildal, J., Subramanian, S., & Hornbaek, K. (2015). Opportunities and challenges for data physicalization. In CHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 3227-3236). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702180