Using data visualization in creativity workshops: a new tool in the designer's kit

Dove, G., Jones, S., Dykes, J., Brown, A. E. & Duffy, A. (2013). Using data visualization in creativity workshops: a new tool in the designer's kit. Paper presented at the 9th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition, 17 - 20 Jun 2013, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

Creativity workshops have proved effective in drawing out unexpected requirements and giving form to participants' novel ideas. Here, we introduce a new addition to the workshop designer's toolkit: interactive data visualization, used as stimuli to prompt insight and inspire creativity. We first describe a pilot study in which we compare the effectiveness of two different styles of data visualization. Here we found that a less ambiguous style was more effective in supporting idea generation. Following this, we report a case study in which we employ data visualization within a service design workshop, where participants gain insights that are later realized in design ideas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Informatics > Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design
School of Informatics > giCentre
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/2814

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