The Role of Empathic Design Research in the Prototyping of Interactive Visualizations

Eunmi Moon, Sheila M. Schneider, Priscilla Ferronato, Miriam Salah, Stanley Ruecker, Deana C McDonagh

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Abstract

In this paper, we argue that there is an opportunity to develop a new process for the creation of interactive data visualizations by applying and extending the methods of empathic design. In particular, we consider the criteria summarized by Thomas and McDonagh (2013): “empathic research strategies incorporate shared language, collaboration, ethnography, and empathy.” We anchor the discussion in a pilot project involving a new navigation system for visually impaired people, where an empathic exercise designed by the visually-impaired participant formed the basis for increasing the empathic understanding of the designer.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1515-1527
Number of pages13
JournalDesign Journal
Volume22
Issue numbersup1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Empathy
Navigation
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Designer
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Keywords

  • empathic design
  • interactive visualizations
  • inclusive design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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The Role of Empathic Design Research in the Prototyping of Interactive Visualizations. / Moon, Eunmi; Schneider, Sheila M.; Ferronato, Priscilla; Salah, Miriam; Ruecker, Stanley; McDonagh, Deana C.

In: Design Journal, Vol. 22, No. sup1, 01.04.2019, p. 1515-1527.

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Moon, Eunmi ; Schneider, Sheila M. ; Ferronato, Priscilla ; Salah, Miriam ; Ruecker, Stanley ; McDonagh, Deana C. / The Role of Empathic Design Research in the Prototyping of Interactive Visualizations. In: Design Journal. 2019 ; Vol. 22, No. sup1. pp. 1515-1527.
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