Collaborative data exploration interfaces - From participatory sensing to participatory sensemaking

Filonik, Daniel, Bednarz, Tomasz P., Rittenbruch, Markus, & Foth, Marcus (2015) Collaborative data exploration interfaces - From participatory sensing to participatory sensemaking. In Engelke, Ulrich, Bednarz, Tomasz P., Heinrich, Julian, Klein, Karsten, & Nguyen, Quang Vinh (Eds.) 2015 Big Data Visual Analytics, BDVA 2015, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Hobart, Australia, pp. 123-125.

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Abstract

As technological capabilities for capturing, aggregating, and processing large quantities of data continue to improve, the question becomes how to effectively utilise these resources. Whenever automatic methods fail, it is necessary to rely on human background knowledge, intuition, and deliberation. This creates demand for data exploration interfaces that support the analytical process, allowing users to absorb and derive knowledge from data. Such interfaces have historically been designed for experts. However, existing research has shown promise in involving a broader range of users that act as citizen scientists, placing high demands in terms of usability. Visualisation is one of the most effective analytical tools for humans to process abstract information. Our research focuses on the development of interfaces to support collaborative, community-led inquiry into data, which we refer to as Participatory Data Analytics. The development of data exploration interfaces to support independent investigations by local communities around topics of their interest presents a unique set of challenges, which we discuss in this paper. We present our preliminary work towards suitable high-level abstractions and interaction concepts to allow users to construct and tailor visualisations to their own needs.

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ID Code: 87981
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: co-located collaboration, participation, sensemaking, data visualisation, visual analysis
DOI: 10.1109/BDVA.2015.7314289
ISBN: 9781467373432
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
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Deposited On: 02 Oct 2015 03:01
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 13:58

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