The case for more flexible data visualization interfaces

Charles Perin

Abstract:  When we interact with the world around us, we use a wide range of interactions with our environment, and we discover, learn, and understand through series of actions and perceived reactions. In this talk, I will explain that we (want to) interact with visualizations the same way. But also that standard data visualization interfaces are rigid in that they do not support such diversity of interactions. I will illustrate what flexible data interfaces can look like when designed to support wider, more diverse interactions, before discussing the benefits of flexibility to broaden the use of visualization to diverse contexts with various audiences.