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Data Physicalization

Pierre Dragicevic 1 Yvonne Jansen 2, 3 Andrew Vande Moere 4 
1 AVIZ - Analysis and Visualization
Inria Saclay - Ile de France, LISN - Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Sciences du Numérique, IaH - Interaction avec l'Humain
3 Interactions Multi-échelles
ISIR - Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique
Abstract : Data physicalization is a rich and vast research area that studies the use of physical artifacts to convey data. It overlaps with a number of research areas including information visualization, scientific visualization, visual analytics, tangible user interfaces, shape-changing interfaces, personal fabrication interfaces, as well as graphic design, architecture, and art. This chapter surveys academic work on data physicalization up to 2018, and also provides a brief overview of non-academic work. It discusses how data physicalization has been used for analytical purposes, for communication and education, for accessibility, for self-reflection and self-expression, and finally for enjoyment and meaning. It also discusses enabling technologies, reviews empirical studies, and surveys models and theories of data physicalization.
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Pierre Dragicevic, Yvonne Jansen, Andrew Vande Moere. Data Physicalization. Jean Vanderdonckt; Philippe Palanque; Marco Winckler. Springer Handbook of Human Computer Interaction, Springer, Cham, 2021, Springer Reference, 978-3-319-27648-9. ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-27648-9_94-1⟩. ⟨hal-02113248v3⟩



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