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Data in Situ: Designing Situated Data Visualizations

PhD defence, Tuesday 3 August 2021. Nathalie Bressa.

2021.08.03 | Sunitha Satkunam

Nathalie Alexandra Bressa

During her PhD studies, Nathalie Bressa researched how to design data visualizations that take into account their context of use. Situating data visualizations means considering factors such as the space, people, and activities that visualizations are placed in. Nathalie Bressa explored design methods for situated visualization in the context of a food bank and self-tracking of personal data to investigate how to integrate data visualizations into people’s existing practices and spaces.

The findings from this research provide a resource for design to facilitate the creation of future situated data visualizations in a variety of new application areas and contribute a new understanding on how to place data in situ.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Tuesday, 3 August 2021 at 16:00
Place: The PhD defence will be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Susanne Bødker, bodker@cs.au.dk 
Title of PhD thesis: Data in Situ: A Design Approach for Situated Visualization
Contact information: Nathalie Bressa, e-mail: nathalie.bressa@cc.au.dk, tel.: +45 50209505
Members of the assessment committee:
Associate Professor Andrés Lucero, Department of Media, Aalto University, Finland
Professor Melanie Tory, Roux Institute, Northeastern University, USA
Associate Professor Peyman Afshani (chair), Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Denmark
Main supervisor: Professor Susanne Bødker, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Denmark
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.nat@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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