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The effect of information visualization delivery on narrative construction and development

Badawood, D. & Wood, J. (2012). The effect of information visualization delivery on narrative construction and development. Poster presented at the IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (InfoVis), 14 - 19 Oct 2012, Seattle, Washington, US.


We conducted a within-subject experiment involving 13 participants that empirically explore how two different models of story delivery involving information visualization influence audience-constructed narratives. The first model involves a speaker using visualization software to communicate a direct narrative, while the second involves constructing a story by interactively exploring visualization software. We used an openended questionnaire in controlled laboratory settings, with the primary goal of collecting a number of stories derived from the two models, followed by two Likert-scale questions on the ease of telling and curiosity about the story in each delivery model. We qualitatively analysed the stories constructed by the participants, based on a number of themes tied to storytelling, including time and place and narrative structure. The study’s results reveal some interesting possible differences in how users receive, interpret, and create stories in each case.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Publisher Keywords: evaluation, narrative visualization, storytelling
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > giCentre
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