Apr 2017

Workshop @ DIS 2017: Pedagogy & Physicalization

Pedagogy & Physicalization: Designing Learning Activities around Physical Data Representations
This workshop will be held as part of the DIS 2017 conference, June 10-14, Edinburgh, UK
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Call for Participation  
In an age where data and their various representations proliferates many aspects of our professional and private lives, a new form of awareness and visual literacy is required that enables people to decipher, interpret, critically discuss and actively engage in activities around this public and/or personal data and its (visual) representations. Previous case studies have found Physicalization to be a productive way to introduce people of different ages, and with different backgrounds, to activities around data collection, processing, and representation.

This full-day workshop will provide a rich hands-on introduction to and reflection on questions around the pedagogy of Physicalization. We will explore current research questions, as well as approaches to engaging people into designing physical data representations, while critically reflecting on the role these choices play in a learning environment.

Trevor Hogan (Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland)
Uta Hinrichs (The University of St Andrews, UK)
Yvonne Jansen (Sorbonne Universités, France)
Samuel Huron (Mines-Télécom ParisTech, France)
Pauline Gourlet (University Paris 8 & EnsadLab, France)
Eva Hornecker (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany)
Bettina Nissen (University of Edinburgh, UK)