A Personal Perspective on Visualization and Visual Analytics
Sheelagh Carpendale, Melanie Tory, and Anthony Tang. (2014). A Personal Perspective on Visualization and Visual Analytics. In DIS 2014 Companion: Proceedings of the 2014 Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems, ACM, 223–225.
Data surrounds each and every one of us in our daily lives, ranging from logs of exercise and diet, to information about our home energy use, to archives of our interactions with others on social media, to online resources pertaining to our hobbies and interests. There is enormous potential for us use this data to gain insight and knowledge about ourselves and our communities. However, designing and applying visualization and visual analytics in our personal lives brings a unique set of design challenges. If these tools belong in our personal lives, work type criteria such as efficiency may no longer apply. In this workshop we will identify and explore research directions and design criteria for personal visualization and personal visual analytics. Our goal is to call research attention to these areas, to engage the design community in this timely and growing field, and to establish a community and common vision for researchers and practitioners working in this space.