Authors: Kyeong-An Kwon, Dvijesh Shastri, Ioannis Pavlidis
Abstract: A typical affective study generates a great amount of data including physiological, performance, and demographic data. Visual representation of such data in compact form is challenging. Moreover, no visualization guidelines are available specific to this domain. Here we introduce a set of design principles for visualizing results of affective studies. Specifically, we propose an inverted pyramid approach, which communicates at a glance the causation links between the user’s affective states and her/his performance. The proposed strategy has been evaluated on a case study focused on the role of students’ affect in exam performance.