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Building on last year’s success, GI 2016 will again include an Invited Speaker Series, featuring an additional seven dynamic speakers from graphics, HCI and visualization. These talks will be in addition to the two keynote speakers, and the three award talks from winners of the 2016 CHCCS Achievement Award and the 2015 Bill Buxton and Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation awards.

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Friday, June 3 • 12:10 - 12:30
Michael A. J. Sweeney Best Student Paper Award Talk (HCI)

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Michael A. J. Sweeney Best Student Paper Award Talk (HCI)
Session Chair: Karyn Moffatt

A Field Study of On-Calendar Visualizations — Dandan Huang (University of Victoria), Melanie Tory (Tableau Software), Lyn Bartram (Simon Fraser University)

Feedback tools help people to monitor information about themselves to improve their health, sustainability practices, or personal well-being. Yet reasoning about personal data (e.g., pedometer counts, blood pressure readings, or home electricity consumption) to gain a deep understanding of your current practices and how to change can be challenging with the data alone. We integrate quantitative feedback data within a personal digital calendar; this approach aims to make the feedback data readily accessible and more comprehensible. We report on an eight-week field study of an on-calendar visualization tool. Results showed that a personal calendar can provide rich context for people to reason about their feedback data. The on-calendar visualization enabled people to quickly identify and reason about regular patterns and anomalies. Based on our results, we also derived a model of the behavior feedback process that extends existing technology adoption models. With that, we reflected on potential barriers for the ongoing use of feedback tools.

Friday June 3, 2016 12:10 - 12:30
BWC B150 Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria

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