Civic Participation and Empowerment through Visualization

Samuel Bohman
Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden

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Ingår i: Proceedings of SIGRAD 2015, June 1st and 2nd, Stockholm, Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 120:6, s. 20-23"

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Publicerad: 2015-11-24

ISBN: 978-91-7685-855-4

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This article elaborates on the use of data visualization to promote civic participation and democratic engagement. The power and potential of data visualization is examined through a brief historical overview and four interconnected themes that provide new opportunities for electronic participation research: data storytelling, infographics, data physicalization, and quantified self. The goal is to call attention to this space and encourage a larger community of researchers to explore the possibilities that data visualization can bring.


Democratic engagement; data visualization


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