Aluno: Bruno Lorandi Pagno
Orientadora: Profª. Drª. Luciana Porcher Nedel
Título: Everyday Visualization: Discovering More About Individuals
Linha de Pesquisa: Computação Gráfica, Processamento de Imagens e Interação
Local: Prédio 43424 – Auditório Prof. Castilho, Instituto de Informática.
Prof. Dr. Lucas Mello Schnorr (UFRGS)
Prof. Dr. João Luiz Dihl Comba (UFRGS)
Profª. Drª. Isabel Harb Manssour (PUCRS)
Presidente da Banca: Profª. Drª. Luciana Porcher Nedel
Abstract: People are becoming increasingly more interested in the use of activity monitors and self-improvement. The availability of individuals’ data is also pushing the development of new applications and data visualization projects to be used at home, in science (e.g. to better understand the behavior of populations) or for governments interested in developing intelligent cities. In this work, we present an easy and intuitive set of visualizations to allow the exploration of personal data by common people. We focus on helping people to know themselves better and to make sense of their own data. Our visualizations are based on the metaphors of calendars, clocks, and maps, as well as on the use of bar charts to explore raw data. Data exploration is therefore guaranteed by the interaction between them. In order to evaluate our work we present two use cases, where few users observe and discuss the data from different points of view: the exploration of personal data for self-improvement purposes, and the use of Everyday Visualization by health scientists. Both use cases were ran without any training session. The promising results achieved demonstrated the viability of the use of such techniques for personal data visualizations and sense making.
Keywords: Human Computer Interaction, Data Visualization, Personal Visualization, User Monitoring.