Bridging Disciplines with Visualization: Fostering Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Computer Science and Beyond with Design Studies

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Abstract

This paper highlights the role of design studies in promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in visualization research. As demand for visualization and analysis of large data volumes across various disciplines and domains grows, design study has gained attention for its iterative approach to addressing real-world challenges in specific domains. We share our experience in applying and adapting existing design study methodologies to conduct collaborative visualization projects with diverse domain experts, with valuable visualization tools as the output. We also summarize commonalities and differences encountered during collaborations with experts in various domains. By integrating our findings into design study frameworks, we hope to contribute to the development of a more comprehensive methodology system. Our work underscores the importance of using computer science and visualization technologies to address real-world challenges across multiple disciplines. The insights and lessons learned from our practice can serve as guidelines to facilitate the execution of visualization projects in collaboration with experts from different backgrounds and domains.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage™ 2023
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jun 2023

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