HeartPlotter : visualizing bio-data by drawing on paper : Visualizing bio-data by drawing on paper

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Yu, B., Arents, R., Hu, J., Funk, M. & Feijs, L.M.G. (2016). HeartPlotter : visualizing bio-data by drawing on paper : Visualizing bio-data by drawing on paper. CHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 17-19 May 2016, Tokyo, Japan (pp. 1794-1799). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. In Scopus Cited 1 times.

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This paper reintroduces pen plotting to interaction and visualization design through the project of HeartPlotter. The HeartPlotter collects the user’s heartbeat data, maps the data into the pen movements, then presents the real-time variations in heart rate through its mechanical movements and sounds, and finally delivers the overall HRV information in a compact form as one drawing on paper. In this pilot study, we experimented with three basic mappings between data and visualizations by controlling the pen movement in speed, path and pen-down timing. The results show that the pen’s speed could present changing heart rate data in real-time and the pen’s path mainly affects the data visualization and the aesthetic of the plotted drawings. Finally, we discuss the possibility and limitations of the pen plotter used in information display and interaction design