Sketching and Ideation Activities for Situated Visualization Design

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We report on findings from seven design workshops that used ideation and sketching activities to prototype new situated visualizations
—representations of data that are displayed in proximity to the physical referents (such as people, objects, and locations) to which the data is related. Designing situated visualizations requires a fine-grained understanding of the context in which the visualizations are placed, as well as an exploration of different options for placement and form factors, which existing methods for visualization design do not account for. Focusing on small displays as a target platform, we reflect on our experiences of using a diverse range of sketching activities, materials, and prompts. Based on these observations, we identify challenges and opportunities for sketching and ideating situated visualizations. We also outline the space of design activities for situated visualization and highlight promising methods for both designers and researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Number of pages13
Place of publicationNew York City
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2019
ISBN (Electronic)9781450358507
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventDesigning Interactive Systems: ACM International Conference Series - San Diego, United States
Duration: 23 May 201928 May 2019


ConferenceDesigning Interactive Systems
LandUnited States
BySan Diego
SeriesACM International Conference Series

    Research areas

  • Design workshops, Ideation, Information visualization, Situated visualization, Sketching, Small displays

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