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[HCC Seminar Series]: Transforming human-data interaction: designing physicalizations for Impact

Bush House, Strand Campus, London


Abstract

In this talk, Dr Kim Sauvé will provide an overview of her research in Human-Data Interaction (HDI), with a particular focus on physicalization design. Through her work, she aims to bridge the gap between people and datasets by creating interactive systems (data physicalizations) that bring data into the physical world and make it accessible and experiential. She will discuss her multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon principles from Visualization, Physical Computing, and Interaction Design to transcend conventional digital interfaces. The talk will feature insights from her empirical investigations into how individuals perceive and interact with tangible data, along with examples of her applied design projects such as LOOP, Econundrum, and Edo.

Biography

Dr Kim Sauvé is a Research Associate in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the University of Bath, United Kingdom. She holds a PhD in HCI from Lancaster University, where her research focused on the impact of physicality and contextual factors on physicalizations. With a background in Industrial Design from the Eindhoven University of Technology, she specializes in Research through Design, applying design practice to generate new insights for human-data interaction. Her research interests lie at the intersection of HDI and data physicalization, and aims to pioneer interactive systems that enrich HDI, empowering individuals and driving positive societal change through meaningful engagement with data.

How to join

In order to attend, please email Alfie Abdul Rahman (alfie.abdulrahman@kcl.ac.uk).


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