Playable data: characterizing the design space of game-y infographics

@inproceedings{Diakopoulos2011PlayableDC,
  title={Playable data: characterizing the design space of game-y infographics},
  author={Nicholas Diakopoulos and Funda Kivran-Swaine and Mor Naaman},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2011}
}
This work explores the intersection between infographics and games by examining how to embed meaningful visual analytic interactions into game mechanics that in turn impact user behavior around a data-driven graphic. In contrast to other methods of narrative visualization, games provide an alternate method for structuring a story, not bound by a linear arrangement but still providing structure via rules, goals, and mechanics of play. We designed two different versions of a game-y infographic… CONTINUE READING
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