University of Twente Student Theses


Personal Visualization in a Citizen Science Portal

Bouman, S.M. (2021) Personal Visualization in a Citizen Science Portal.

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Abstract:The TOPTFIT Citizenlab is developing a digital portal for the practicing of citizen science in the healthcare sector. As part of this portal, citizens will be able to investigate their own personal data with the goal of gaining insight on their wellbeing. In this thesis it is investigated how a personal visualization tool should be designed for the Citizen Science Portal that supports citizens in the gaining of insight on their wellbeing. To do this, the Creative Technology Design Process was used. Previous work on the gaining of insight through data visualization was investigated, and six common themes influencing this insight gaining were identified. Through an online focus group (N=4) further needs of the target audience for this personal visualization tool were identified, and a prototype was created. This prototype was evaluated with the target audience (N=4). The results showed that the personal visualization tool allowed for the gaining of insight. Based on the evaluation, four guidelines for the further development of the personal visualization tool are suggested: no one visualization fits all, offer support for remembering relevant context, show something the user is familiar with, and keep it as simple as possible.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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