HCID 2012 - Graham Dove

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HCID 2012 - Graham Dove

  1. 1. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityVisualising Data Narratives Graham Dove e: graham.dove.1@city.ac.uk t: @grahamdove
  2. 2. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityOverview • Why Visualise? • Minard’s Map • Mark Lombardi • Personal Informatics • Data Journalism • Social Data Analysis • My Own Research • Discussion & Questions
  3. 3. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityWhy Visualise? • Increasing amounts of data collected • Data increasingly valuable • Store cards, credit cards, oyster cards, mobile apps and social media, smart energy meters • Google multi-billion dollar company whose only real product is our personal data
  4. 4. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityWhy Visualise? • Open data movement encourages government to release data publicly • UK midata initiative aims to get companies to give customers their personal data • Innovative applications and services • Proactive consumers
  5. 5. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityWhy Visualise? • Not sufficient to simply collect and release data • Tools should aid understanding • Visualisation aids exploration and insight • Algorithmic paternalism • Google and Facebook personalisation • US stock market flash crash May 2010
  6. 6. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityMinard’s Map Charles Minard tells the story of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia
  7. 7. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityMark Lombardi George W Bush, Harken Energy and Jackson Stephens
  8. 8. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityPersonal Informatics • Quantified Self • Nike+ New York • openpaths.cc
  9. 9. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityNarrative Visualization New York Times Republican Primary Voting Patterns The Guardian’s visualisation of UK budget deficit
  10. 10. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityDesign Choices
  11. 11. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityGapminder & Storytelling
  12. 12. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativitySocial Data Analysis Tableau Public Many Eyes
  13. 13. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativitySocial Data Journalism The combination of interactive application and comment space encourages users to find and share insights The Guardian’s interactive spending review app
  14. 14. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityMy Research • Data visualization in design workshops • Collaborative exploration to share perspectives and domain knowledge
  15. 15. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityMy Research • Insights are shared through sharing the experience of gaining insight • Recreating the Eureka or Aha moment
  16. 16. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityMy Research • Case study with energy company investigating attitudes to adopting smart home technology • Industry notorious for a lack of trust and skepticism of customers • Workshops with representatives of the provider and their customers • Sharing perspectives using interactive visualization tools
  17. 17. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityConclusion • More data than ever is being collected and shared • Visualization can help understanding and insight • Effective tools can help us share our stories, see things from others’ perspectives and design better products and services
  18. 18. Centre for HCI Design Centre for CreativityDiscussion & Questions Graham Dove e: graham.dove.1@city.ac.uk t: @grahamdove

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