Submission deadline extended until 19 January 2015!


Exploring the Challenges of Making Data Physical
A CHI2015 workshop in Seoul, Korea.

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Extended submission deadline: 19 January 2015
Notifications: 13 February 2015

Physical representations of data have existed for thousands of years. However, it is only now that advances in digital fabrication, actuated tangible interfaces, and shape-changing displays can support the emerging area of ‘Data Physicalization’: the study of computer-supported, physical representations of data (i.e., data physicalizations) and their support for cognition, communication, learning, problem solving and decision making. As physical artifacts, data physicalizations can tap more deeply into our perceptual exploration skills than classical computer setups, while their dynamic physicality alleviates some of the main drawbacks of static artifacts by facilitating their crafting, supporting adaptation to different data, and encouraging sharing between different users.

This one-day workshop will provide a forum to explore the four primary themes of research in this area: design, implementation, interaction, and evaluation. It will bring together a cross-disciplinary group of experts in Information Visualization, Visual Analytics, Visual and Tactile Perception, Tangible User Interfaces, and Shape-Changing Displays.

We invite you to submit a 2-4 page position paper, in ACM Extended Abstracts format, that describes current work, future directions, and/or significant challenges in the domain of data physicalization. Ensure your paper describes which of the one or more workshop themes best captures your area of work.

Please indicate which of the position paper authors will attend the workshop. Places are limited and we may need to cap the number of attendees per accepted paper. At least one author from each accepted paper must register for the workshop and at least one day of the conference.

Further details on workshop content and organisers can be found at

Dr. Jason Alexander
School of Computing and Communications
Lancaster University

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