Mobile Data Visualization is about facilitating access to and understanding of data on mobile devices. Wearable trackers, mobile phones, and tablets are used by millions of people each day to read weather maps, financial charts, or personal health meters. What is required to create e­ffective visualizations for mobile devices? This book introduces key concepts of mobile data visualization and discusses opportunities and challenges from both research and practical perspectives.

Mobile Data Visualization is the first book to provide an overview of how to e­ffectively visualize, analyze, and communicate data on mobile devices. Drawing from the expertise, research, and experience of an international range of academics and practitioners from across the domains of Visualization, Human Computer Interaction, and Ubiquitous Computing, the book explores the challenges of mobile visualization and explains how it diff­ers from traditional data visualization. It highlights opportunities for reaching new audiences with engaging, interactive, and compelling mobile content.

In nine chapters, this book presents interesting perspectives on mobile data visualization including: how to characterize and classify mobile visualizations; how to interact with them while on the go and with limited attention spans; how to adapt them to various mobile contexts; specific methods on how to design and evaluate them; reflections on privacy, ethical and other challenges, as well as an outlook to a future of ubiquitous visualization. This accessible book is a valuable and rich resource for visualization designers, practitioners, researchers, and students alike.

chapter Chapter 1|32 pages

An Introduction to Mobile Data Visualization

ByRicardo Langner, Lonni Besançon, Christopher Collins, Tim Dwyer, Petra Isenberg, Tobias Isenberg, Bongshin Lee, Charles Perin, Christian Tominski

chapter Chapter 2|34 pages

Responsive Visualization Design for Mobile Devices

ByTom Horak, Wolfgang Aigner, Matthew Brehmer, Alark Joshi, Christian Tominski

chapter Chapter 3|44 pages

Interacting with Visualization on Mobile Devices

ByMatthew Brehmer, Bongshin Lee, John Stasko, Christian Tominski

chapter Chapter 4|40 pages

3D Mobile Data Visualization

ByLonni Besançon, Wolfgang Aigner, Magdalena Boucher, Tim Dwyer, Tobias Isenberg

chapter Chapter 5|26 pages

Characterizing Glanceable Visualizations: From Perception to Behavior Change

ByTanja Blascheck, Frank Bentley, Eun Kyoung Choe, Tom Horak, Petra Isenberg

chapter Chapter 6|32 pages

Evaluating Mobile Visualizations

ByFrank Bentley, Eun Kyoung Choe, Lena Mamykina, John Stasko, Pourang Irani

chapter Chapter 7|32 pages

Challenges in Everyday Use of Mobile Visualizations

ByDaniel A. Epstein, Tanja Blascheck, Sheelagh Carpendale, Raimund Dachselt, Jo Vermeulen

chapter Chapter 8|22 pages

Mobile Visualization Design: An Ideation Method to Try

BySheelagh Carpendale, Petra Isenberg, Charles Perin, Tanja Blascheck, Foroozan Daneshzand, Alaul Islam, Katherine Currier, Peter Buk, Victor Cheung, Lien Quach, Laton Vermette

chapter Chapter 9|54 pages

Reflections on Ubiquitous Visualization

ByJo Vermeulen, Christopher Collins, Raimund Dachselt, Pourang Irani, Alark Joshi