Large displays and tablets: Data exploration and its effects on data collection

Katerina Gorkovenko, Lars Lischke, Pawel W. Wozniak

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Data is pivotal to open government initiatives, where citizens are often expected to be informed and actively participate. Yet, it can be difficult for people to understand the meaning of data. Presenting data to the public in an appropriate way may also increase citizen's willingness to participate in data collection. Here we present a study which explores how large screens can support socially relevant data exploration. In a between subject laboratory experiment, we analysed how pairs of participants explored data visualisations on a high-resolution display (LHRD) and a tablet. Our results indicate that LHRDs are less cognitively demanding, while tablets offer more shared control of the interface. Data exploration had limited effect on increasing comfort with sharing personal data but helped increase perceptions of trustworthiness within the data collection process. We observed that appropriately visualised data on either platform has significant potential to increase the public's understanding of large data sets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI 2018
Subtitle of host publicationRevisiting the Life Cycle - Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450364379
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2018 - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 29 Sep 20183 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2018


  • Collaboration
  • Data collection
  • Data exploration
  • Data visualisations
  • LHRD
  • Participation
  • Spotfire
  • Tablet


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