Characterizing Glanceable Visualizations: From Perception to Behavior Change

Tanja Blascheck, Frank Bentley, Eun Kyoung Choe, Tom Horak, Petra Isenberg.
In: Mobile Data Visualization. Chapman and Hall/CRC, 151--176, 2021. Book Chapter


This chapter explores glanceability as a crucial requirement for several types of mobile visualizations, thereby integrating knowledge from the Vision Sciences, Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, and Ubiquitous Computing. In mobile contexts, quick information needs are frequently occurring and differ from those in traditional visualizations that are designed for analyzing complex datasets. The chapter therefore discusses specific characteristics of glanceable mobile visualizations, explores different evaluation methodologies, and concludes with open challenges in the design of future glanceable visualizations.


    author = {Tanja Blaschek and Frank Bentley and Eun Kyoung Choe and Tom Horak and Petra Isenberg},
    editor = {Bongshin Lee and Raimund Dachselt and Petra Isenberg and Eun Kyoung Choe},
    title = {Characterizing Glanceable Visualizations: From Perception to Behavior Change},
    booktitle = {Mobile Data Visualization},
    year = {2021},
    pages = {151--176},
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    publisher = {Chapman and Hall/CRC}