An emotional response to the value of visualization

Yun Wang, Adrien Segal, Roberta Klatzky, Daniel F. Keefe, Petra Isenberg, Jörn Hurtienne, Eva Hornecker, Tim Dwyer, Stephen Barrass

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When assessing the value of visualizations, researchers traditionally focus on efficiency, comprehension, or insight. However, analyzing successful data physicalizations leads to a deep appreciation for hedonic qualities. Informed by the role of emotion in psychology, art, design, marketing, and HCI, we argue for an expanded definition of value, applicable to all forms of data visualization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-17
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019

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