A comparative study of visualizations with different granularities of behavior for communicating about autism

Ha Kyung Kong, John Lee, Karrie Karahalios

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Abstract

This paper presents a comparative study of two webtools developed to capture engagement via visualization of coordinated communication behavior in children with autism. A clear preference arose for different tasks based on behavior granularity emphasis in the two visualizations. The survey and interview results further revealed the importance of showing behavior patterns, rather than displaying a single behavior without context, in behavior visualization. Based on the results, we propose three granularity-related features to incorporate into behavioral visualizations for communication in clinical settings: separating modalities, coordinating dyadic interactions, and displaying micro-behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number59
JournalProceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction
Volume1
Issue numberCSCW
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Autism
  • Behavioral imaging
  • Behavioral visualization
  • Dyadic interaction
  • Joint attention
  • Webtool design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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