Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Subscribe now for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

A Design Perspective on Data

A Design Perspective on Data Data as Design Material CHI 2017, May 6­11, 2017, Denver, CO, USA A Design Perspective on Data Melanie Feinberg School of Library and Information Science (SILS) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mfeinber@unc.edu ABSTRACT Empirical studies invariably show that data generation is situationally contingent and interpretively flexible, even when data is collected automatically. This essay situates data generation within a design perspective, demonstrating how data creation can be understood as a multilayered set of interlocking design activities. By showing how data is infused with design, this paper argues that any "use" of data represents a continuation of its design. We are always designers of data, never its mere appropriators. Author Keywords data collection patterns of smartphone users, and it continues as counts are generated and aggregated over time. What does it mean, then, to "use" step count data as an element of some subsequent design, perhaps to visualize activity patterns in a neighborhood or to suggest health improvement goals? In this paper, I illustrate how all "use" of data involves its design: how data is never merely the input to design, but always its object. I show how data creation can be understood as a multilayered http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Design Perspective on Data

Association for Computing Machinery — May 2, 2017

Loading next page...
/lp/association-for-computing-machinery/a-design-perspective-on-data-rnASvTruTK

References (33)

Datasource
Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by ACM Inc.
ISBN
978-1-4503-4655-9
doi
10.1145/3025453.3025837
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Data as Design Material CHI 2017, May 6­11, 2017, Denver, CO, USA A Design Perspective on Data Melanie Feinberg School of Library and Information Science (SILS) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mfeinber@unc.edu ABSTRACT Empirical studies invariably show that data generation is situationally contingent and interpretively flexible, even when data is collected automatically. This essay situates data generation within a design perspective, demonstrating how data creation can be understood as a multilayered set of interlocking design activities. By showing how data is infused with design, this paper argues that any "use" of data represents a continuation of its design. We are always designers of data, never its mere appropriators. Author Keywords data collection patterns of smartphone users, and it continues as counts are generated and aggregated over time. What does it mean, then, to "use" step count data as an element of some subsequent design, perhaps to visualize activity patterns in a neighborhood or to suggest health improvement goals? In this paper, I illustrate how all "use" of data involves its design: how data is never merely the input to design, but always its object. I show how data creation can be understood as a multilayered

There are no references for this article.