Extending Recommendations for Creative Visualization-Opportunities Workshops

Christian Knoll, Asil Çetin, Torsten Möller, Miriah Meyer

Participatory design is an approach in human-computer interaction that involves all relevant stakeholders coequally in the design process. A recent participatory method for visualization design is the creative visualization-opportunities (CVO) workshop, which is used to efficiently develop visualization design requirements in the early stages of applied visualization work. In this paper we report on our experiences of running four CVO workshops in different domains with diverse participants to explore new methods and variations of workshop variables. Through reflection on our experiences, we propose two contributions that extend existing guidance for planning, executing, and analyzing CVO workshops: a set of 12 pragmatic recommendations that extend and complement existing ones; and a recommended method for analyzing workshop results, called user stories. Additionally, we report on the outcomes of our successful workshops to provide evidence for the efficacy of CVO workshops.

Research Group Visualization and Data Analysis, Research Network Data Science
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Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW), University of Utah
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Peer reviewed
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
102037 Visualisation
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