Reflections and Considerations on Running Creative Visualization Learning Activities

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  • Jonathan C. Roberts
  • Benjamin Bach
    University of Edinburgh
  • Magdalena Boucher
    St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
  • Fanny Chevalier
    University of Toronto, Canada
  • Alexandra Diehl
    University of Zürich
  • Uta Hinrichs
    University of Edinburgh
  • Samuel Huron
    Télécom Paris
  • Andy Kirk
    Visualising Data Ltd.
  • Søren Knudsen
    IT University of Copenhagen
  • Isabel Meirelles
    OCAD University
  • Rebecca Noonan
    Munster Technological University
  • Laura Pelchmann
    University of Cologne
  • Fateme Rajabiyazdi
    Carleton University
  • Christina Stoiber
    St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
This paper draws together nine strategies for creative visualization activities. Teaching visualization often involves running learning activities where students perform tasks that directly support one or more topics that the teacher wishes to address in the lesson. As a group of educators and researchers in visualization, we reflect on our learning experiences. Our activities and experiences range from dividing the tasks into smaller parts, considering different learning materials, to encouraging debate. With this paper, our hope is that we can encourage, inspire, and guide other educators with visualization activities. Our reflections provide an initial starting point of methods and strategies to craft creative visualisation learning activities, and provide a foundation for developing best practices in visualization education.


  • Visualisation, Information Visualisation, Visualisation activities, Visualisation education, Education, Pedagogy, Multiple Views, Data analysis, Scientific Visualisation, VisActivities, Learning activities, Visualization systems and tools, Human Centred Computing, Applied Computing, Computer Graphics, Creativity, Design, Human Centred Design, Five Design-sheets
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th IEEE Workshop on Visualization Guidelines in Research, Design, and Education. IEEE VIS, Oklahoma City
Subtitle of host publicationVisGuides 2022
EditorsBanjamin Bach, Alfie Abdul-Rahman, Alexandra Diehl
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2022
Event4th IEEE Workshop on Visualization Guidelines in Research, Design, and Education: VisGuides 2022 - Oklahoma City, USA, Oklahoma City, United States
Duration: 17 Oct 202217 Oct 2022

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NameWorkshop at IEEE VIS
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


Workshop4th IEEE Workshop on Visualization Guidelines in Research, Design, and Education
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOklahoma City
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