The golden rules of visualization design (efficiency, accuracy, truthfulness, clarity) do not necessarily matter when it comes to telling personal stories about personal data. Instead, triggering empathy, inviting self-reflection and reminiscing, and making people laugh can be what matters. This PhD topic will investigate the use of subjectivity for creating personal visual narrative that represent personal data.
- Review of existing work in visual arts on techniques used to convey emotions / subjectivity / empathy and their relation to visualization design,
- Study, design, implementation and evaluation of visual encodings for conveying these notions in data visualizations.
- Art / literature / storytelling
- Human-centred design
- Qualitative and qualitative evaluations