Opportunities and challenges for data physicalization

Jansen, Yvonne and Dragicevic, Pierre and Isenberg, Petra and Alexander, Jason and Karnik, Abhijit and Kildal, Johan and Subramanian, Sriram and Hornbaek, Kasper (2015) Opportunities and challenges for data physicalization. In: CHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems :. ACM, New York, pp. 3227-3236. ISBN 9781450331456

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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.

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