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Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 12:38:17 -0400
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I am pleased to announce a new book in the Synthesis Series on


Data Through Movement: Designing Embodied Human-Data Interaction for
Informal Learning

Francesco Cafaro, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis,

Jessica Roberts, Georgia Institute of Technology

ISBN: 9781636391526

PDF ISBN: 9781636391533

Hardcover ISBN: 9781636391540

Copyright August 2021 | 145 Pages



When you picture human-data interactions (HDI), what comes to mind? The
datafication of modern life, along with open data initiatives advocating for
transparency and access to current and historical datasets, has
fundamentally transformed when, where, and how people encounter data. People
now rely on data to make decisions, understand current events, and interpret
the world. We frequently employ graphs, maps, and other spatialized forms to
aid data interpretation, yet the familiarity of these displays causes us to
forget that even basic representations are complex, challenging inscriptions
and are not neutral; they are based on representational choices that impact
how and what they communicate. This book draws on frameworks from the
learning sciences, visualization, and human-computer interaction to explore
embodied HDI. This exciting sub-field of interaction design is based on the
premise that every day we produce and have access to quintillions of bytes
of data, the exploration and analysis of which are no longer confined within
the walls of research laboratories. This volume examines how humans interact
with these data in informal (not work or school) environments, paritcularly
in museums.


The first half of the book provides an overview of the multi-disciplinary,
theoretical foundations of HDI (in particular, embodied cognition,
conceptual metaphor theory, embodied interaction, and embodied learning) and
reviews socio-technical theories relevant for designing HDI installations to
support informal learning. The second half of the book describes strategies
for engaging museum visitors with interactive data visualizations, presents
methodologies that can inform the design of hand gestures and body movements
for embodied installations, and discusses how HDI can facilitate people's
sensemaking about data.


This cross-disciplinary book is intended as a resource for students and
early-career researchers in human-computer interaction and the learning
sciences, as well as for more senior researchers and museum practitioners
who want to quickly familiarize themselves with HDI.


Table of Contents

Figure Credits List / Foreword by Niklas Elmqvist / Acknowledgments /
Introduction / Understanding Human-Data Interaction / Theoretical
Foundations: Embodiment / Background: Designing for Learning in Museums /
Background: Visualizations to Support Learning / Designing Engaging
Human-Data Interactions / Designing Hand Gestures and Body Movements for HDI
/ Embodiment and Sensemaking / Conclusion / Bibliography / Authors'


Synthesis Lectures on Visualization


David Ebert, University of Oklahoma

Niklas Elmqvist, University of Maryland
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With regards,


Brent Beckley
Direct Marketing Manager
Morgan & Claypool Publishers

 <> @MorganClaypool (Twitter)


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