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I would like to invite participants to submit a 7-question, 30 second survey to help me gather some evidence about the range of scenarios in which a visualisation may be created. The questions concern the most recent visualisation task/project you worked on and ask for short descriptions of the different characteristics of this scenario. The scope is limited to work you produced for an audience other than yourself (ie. not just you visually analysing data for yourself alone).
The questions cover a sequence of discrete characteristics that can then be joined up to form a combined statement in this structure:
“As a [1. ROLE], [2. I/MY TEAM] created [3. QUANTITY] visualisation(s) about [4. SUBJECT] for [5. MEDIUM] produced for [6. AUDIENCE] in order to [7. PURPOSE]”
Here are some examples of how the submitted data may be joined up to create structured statements:
1. As A DESIGNER I created THREE visualisations about FOOTBALL for A SHAREABLE APPLICATION (TABLEAU) produced for A COACH in order to MONITOR PLAYER PERFORMANCE
2. As A RESEARCHER I created SEVERAL visualisations about SOIL NUTRIENTS for A JOURNAL ARTICLE produced for AN ACADEMIC AUDIENCE in order to REVEAL MY FINDINGS
3. As A DEVELOPER I created ONE visualisation about RENT INEQUALITY for A DIGITAL PROJECT produced for THE GENERAL PUBLIC in order INCREASE AWARENESS OF THIS ISSUE
Please just use the language terms you feel most familiar with. Don't try to second-guess what sounds most intellectual, plain-speak is all I want. Please also don't try to pick the most impressive large-scale project, just the most recent one you can think of, even if that was a really small task.
I plan to explore the range of characteristics and use this to shape a section in the second edition of my book, to be published in 2019. Thereafter, the data will also be made publicly accessible. In participating in this survey you are content for your submitted data to be used in this way.