Physicalization from Theory to Practice: Exploring Physicalization Design across Domains

Kim Sauvé, Hans Brombacher, Rosa Van Koningsbruggen, Annemiek Veldhuis, Steven Houben, Jason Alexander

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Currently, physicalization research is dominated by technology-centric explorations with limited insights into the broader domain implications. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners who share an interest in using data physicalizations to solve real-world problems. Hence, we aim to further explore the utility of physicalization for different domains that (already) apply data physicalization in their practices (e.g., sustainability, office vitality, education, and personal informatics). The objective of the workshop is to combine the expertise of researchers working in physicalization and/or exemplar domains to (i) develop an understanding of common challenges, (ii) map out overarching factors across domains, (ii) operationalize design strategies for common domains, and (iv) reflect on the implementation of data physicalizations for different domains. Upon completion of our workshop, we plan to create a BIT Special Issue addressing the challenges and potential directions of the domain application of data physicalizations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2023 - Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450394222
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2023
Event2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 23 Apr 202328 Apr 2023

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Conference2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (Grant agreement No. 853063).


  • Data Physicalization
  • Domain application
  • Education
  • Office Vitality
  • Personal Informatics
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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