Constructive Visualization


We publish with Sheelagh Carpendale, Alice Thudt, Anthony Tang, Michael Mauerer, a paper where we present a new paradigm to create dynamic data visualization for non expert users. This paper receive a Best paper – Honorable Mention Award at the ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems in 2014.

Abstract
If visualization is to be democratized, we need to provide means for non-experts to create visualizations that allow them to engage directly with datasets. We present constructive visualization a new paradigm for the simple creation of flexible, dynamic visualizations. Constructive visualization is simple–in that the skills required to build and manipulate the visualizations are akin to kindergarten play; it is expressive– in that one can build within the constraints of the chosen environment, and it also supports dynamics — in that these constructed visualizations can be rebuilt and adjusted. We de- scribe the conceptual components and processes underlying constructive visualization, and present real-world examples to illustrate the utility of this approach. The constructive visualization approach builds on our inherent understanding and experience with physical building blocks, offering a model that enables non-experts to create entirely novel visualizations, and to engage with datasets in a manner that would not have otherwise been possible.

Presentation

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@inproceedings{huron:hal-00978437,
hal_id = {hal-00978437},
url = {http://hal.inria.fr/hal-00978437},
title = {{Constructive Visualization}},
author = {Huron, Samuel and Carpendale, Sheelagh and Thudt, Alice and Tang, Anthony and Mauerer, Michael},
abstract = {{If visualization is to be democratized, we need to provide means for non-experts to create visualizations that allow them to engage directly with datasets. We present constructive visualization a new paradigm for the simple creation of flexible, dynamic visualizations. Constructive visualization is simple–in that the skills required to build and manipulate the visualizations are akin to kindergarten play; it is expressive– in that one can build within the constraints of the chosen environment, and it also supports dynamics — in that these constructed visualizations can be rebuilt and adjusted. We de- scribe the conceptual components and processes underlying constructive visualization, and present real-world examples to illustrate the utility of this approach. The constructive visualization approach builds on our inherent understanding and experience with physical building blocks, offering a model that enables non-experts to create entirely novel visualizations, and to engage with datasets in a manner that would not have otherwise been possible.}},
keywords = {Design; Visualization; Construction; Assembling; Constructivism; Constructionism; Education; Visual literacy.},
language = {Anglais},
affiliation = {AVIZ – INRIA Saclay – Ile de France , Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation – IRI , Department of Computer Science [Calgary] – CPSC},
booktitle = {{ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems in 2014}},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {Vancouver, Canada},
organization = {ACM},
editor = {ACM },
note = {Best Paper Honorable Mention. This research was supported in part by NSERC, SMART Technologies, AITF, Surfnet, GRAND NCE and ANRT CIFRE No 2010/1534. },
audience = {internationale },
year = {2014},
month = Jun,
pdf = {http://hal.inria.fr/hal-00978437/PDF/constructive-visualization-author-version.pdf},
}