A Change of Perspective: How User Orientation Influences the Perception of Physicalizations

Kim Sauvé, Dominic Potts, Jason Alexander, Steven Houben

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Abstract

As physicalizations encode data in their physical 3D form, the orientation in which the user is viewing the physicalization may impact the way the information is perceived. However, this relation between user orientation and perception of physical properties is not well understood or studied. To investigate this relation, we conducted an experimental study with 20 participants who viewed 6 exemplars of physicalizations from 4 different perspectives. Our findings show that perception is directly influenced by user orientation as it affects (i) the number and type of clusters, (ii) anomalies and (iii) extreme values identified within a physicalization. Our results highlight the complexity and variability of the relation between user orientation and perception of physicalizations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherACM/IEEE
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367080
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2020 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 25 Apr 202030 Apr 2020
https://chi2020.acm.org/ (link to conference)

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2020 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2020
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period25/04/2030/04/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • Data Physicalization
  • Physical Visualization
  • User Orientation
  • physical visualization
  • user orientation
  • data physicalization

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