Responsive Visualization Design for Mobile Devices

Tom Horak, Wolfgang Aigner, Matthew Brehmer, Alark Joshi, Christian Tominski.
In: Mobile Data Visualization. Chapman and Hall/CRC, 33--66, 2021. Book Chapter


The term responsive describes aspects of a visualization that automatically adapt to changes in, for example, device characteristics, environment, usage context, or data. The chapter discusses aspects of responsive mobile data visualization, and summarizes the types of change that a visualization must respond to and how they can be sensed on mobile devices. Ten responsive visualization design strategies are reviewed, including adaptations of scale, layout, and visual encoding, as well as attentional cues and specific interactions. The chapter concludes with future research directions pertaining to responsive visualization design for mobile devices and beyond.


    author = {Tom Horak and Wolfgang Aigner and Matthew Brehmer and Alark Joshi and Christian Tominski},
    editor = {Bongshin Lee and Raimund Dachselt and Petra Isenberg and Eun Kyoung Choe},
    title = {Responsive Visualization Design for Mobile Devices},
    booktitle = {Mobile Data Visualization},
    year = {2021},
    pages = {33--66},
    doi = {},
    publisher = {Chapman and Hall/CRC}