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Toward a Design Language for Data Physicalization

Abstract : The use of physical representations to facilitate communication, analysis, teaching, and research is as old as humanity. However, it is only in the past decade that data physicalization is being discussed as a dedicated form of research and design practice primarily concerned with the design of physical artefacts "whose geometry or material properties encode data" [10] to facilitate sensemaking and communication. For visualization, as the dominant form of data representation, established principles and tax-onomies exist to guide designers. However, an equivalent design vocabulary has yet to be established for data physicalization. The aim of this workshop is to draw together practitioners and researchers from the visualization, HCI, and design communities in order to discuss different approaches toward a design language for data physicalization. Through a series of invited talks alternating with hands-on discussions of existing physicalization examples, the workshop will start to consolidate different efforts of characterizing and evaluating the core properties or "variables" that drive data physicalization, and to define a research agenda in this area.
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Trevor Hogan, Uta Hinrichs, Jason Alexander, Samuel Huron, Sheelagh Carpendale, et al.. Toward a Design Language for Data Physicalization. IEEE VIS, Oct 2018, Berlin, Germany. ⟨hal-02958859⟩

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