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dc.contributor.authorWindhager, Florianen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchreder, Güntheren_US
dc.contributor.authorMayr, Evaen_US
dc.contributor.editorBujack, Roxana and Feige, Kathrin and Rink, Karsten and Zeckzer, Dirken_US
dc.description.abstractIf there ever was a model theme for information visualization, climate change arguably checks all the boxes. Omnipresent and relevant, yet abstract and statistical by nature, as well as invisible for the naked eye - climate change is a subject matter in need for perception and cognition support par excellence. Consequently, a large number of data journalists and science communicators utilize visual representations of climate change data to provide (a) information, and to (b) raise consciousness and encourage behavioral adaptation. Multiple design strategies have been developed to make the complex (non-)phenomenon accessible for visual perception and reasoning of public audiences. Despite of its obvious societal relevance, the visualization community has not had a systematic look at this nascent application field until now. With this paper we aim to close this gap and survey climate change visualizations to explore their design space. With specific regard to visualizations geared to inform non-expert users in the context of journalism and science communication, we analyze a sample of representations to document design choices and communication strategies, including options of persuasive and engaging design.en_US
dc.publisherThe Eurographics Associationen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International License
dc.subjectcentered computing
dc.subjectInformation visualization
dc.subjectGeneral and reference
dc.subjectSurveys and overviews
dc.subjectApplied computing
dc.subjectEnvironmental sciences
dc.titleOn Inconvenient Images: Exploring the Design Space of Engaging Climate Change Visualizations for Public Audiencesen_US
dc.description.seriesinformationWorkshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences (EnvirVis)
dc.description.sectionheadersWeather and Climate

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