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dc.contributor.authorHe, Helen Ai
dc.contributor.authorWalny, Jagoda
dc.contributor.authorThoma, Sonja
dc.contributor.authorWillett, Wesley J.
dc.contributor.authorCarpendale, Sheelagh
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-27T16:36:13Z
dc.date.available2019-11-27T16:36:13Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-26
dc.identifier.citationHe, H. A., Walny, J., Thoma, S., Willett, W. J., & Carpendale, S. (2019). Discussing Open Energy Data and Data Visualizations with Canadians. University of Calgary, Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science, Calgary, AB. 1-61.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/111253
dc.description.abstractDespite an abundance of data and prevalent open data initiatives from democratic governments, there are many unknowns about how to make open data truly accessible, engaging, and empowering to the general public. We present results from an interview study with 19 Canadians from diverse demographic and occupational backgrounds on their experiences, attitudes, and barriers regarding open government data and visualizations of open data, specifically in the energy domain. We observe among participants three categories of receptiveness to taking in new information on the topic of energy: Data-Interpretation-Receptive (DI-R), Interpretation-Receptive (I-R), and Data-Interpretation-Avoidant (DI-A). For each category, we unpack the barriers, values, and needs of participants, while identifying opportunities for open data and visualizations of open data to better inform, engage, and empower diverse members of the public. Our findings suggest a need for open data and open data visualizations for the public to move beyond a “one-size-fits-all” approach by considering the needs of data-interpretation-avoidant, interpretation-receptive, and data-interpretation-receptive as a step towards broadening the accessibly of open data.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsUnless otherwise indicated, this material is protected by copyright and has been made available with authorization from the copyright owner. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.subjectopen dataen_US
dc.subjectdata visualizationen_US
dc.subjectinformation visualizationen_US
dc.subjectinterview studyen_US
dc.subjectqualitative studyen_US
dc.titleDiscussing Open Energy Data and Data Visualizations with Canadiansen_US
dc.typeotheren_US
dc.publisher.facultyScienceen_US
dc.description.grantingagencyUniversity of Calgary - Research Granten_US
dc.identifier.grantnumber16-0107en_US
dc.publisher.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/37273
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