“DataBlocks: A Tangible Interface for Data Visualization” presented by Ahmed, Diamond, Dong, Keller and Szegeti


Session Title:

  • Work in Progress (“Planned Procedure”)

Presentation Title:

  • DataBlocks: A Tangible Interface for Data Visualization



  • We present a prototype for a Tangible User Interface designed for interactive data visualization, which we believe will be useful for facilitating collaborative work in data analytics. Our hybrid system combines a tabletop graspable user interface with a two-dimensional screen display; the users interrogate the data by manipulating tokens on the tabletop and the screen displays the results of the user’s query. We demonstrate our system with demographic data from the UN, but we have designed our system such that the user can enter their own data to visualize.