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NEW: Publication "Visualization Psychology"

IC\M/T Researcher Christina Stoiber and her colleagues explore "Visualization Onboarding Grounded in Educational Theories"

Visualisation psychology is an interdisciplinary subject with a number of open questions at the two components’ interface. The recently published specialist book "Visualization Psychology" addresses these questions in reviews and experimental works and provides an outlook for the direction that this subject might take in the next few years.

One chapter of the book is dedicated to the topic of visualisation onboarding and was written by a team of UAS staff members and researchers of the IC\M/T.

Onboarding: How to Use New Digital Technologies

The aim of visualisation is to support people in dealing with large and complex information structures, to make these structures more comprehensible, facilitate exploration, and enable knowledge discovery. However, users often have problems reading and interpreting data from visualisations, particularly when they experience them for the first time. A lack of visualisation literacy can be observed.

This is where the chapter "Visualization Onboarding Grounded in Educational Theories" by Christina Stoiber and her colleagues comes in: "To assist users in acquiring a certain level of visualisation literacy, the application of onboarding concepts, proven successful in various domains, has been notably absent within the visualisation community"” says Stoiber.

This chapter aims to fill this gap by defining the concept and systematically laying out the design space of visualisation onboarding as a descriptive design space.

"On this basis, we present a study of approaches from the academic community as well as from commercial products, especially surveying educational theories that inform the onboarding strategies. Additionally, we derive design considerations based on previous publications and present some guidelines for the design of visualisation onboarding concepts."

The book was published by Springer and is now available in stores.

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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Stoiber Christina, BSc

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christina Stoiber, BSc

Media Computing Research Group
Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies
Department of Media and Digital Technologies