Data Embroidery: Exploring Alternative Mediums for Personal Physicalization
Our work explores the use of embroidery as a medium for personal data representation. Personal physicalization is at the intersection of personal visualization and physicalization. More precisely, personal physicalization uses tangible objects to represent data in a personal context. This unique design space inspired us to explore alternative mediums to integrate data with personal artifacts, as well as facilitate the exploration of a multi-sensory data encoding. We first developed a workflow for authoring embroidered physicalizations. Then, we used this process to create an embroidered blanket based on text message data.
Visualization techniques, Visualization systems and tools
Wannamaker, K., Oehlberg, L. A., Carpendale, S., & Willett, W. J. (2019). Data Embroidery: Exploring Alternative Mediums for Personal Physicalization (conference poster)