Organizers: Charles Perin, Alice Thudt, Melanie Tory, Wesley Willett, Sheelagh Carpendale
Abstract: Individuals recently began to seek how they can explore and understand the data that affect their personal lives. This includes biometric personal data such as health-related data, self-monitoring, sports performance, and data from online social networks, energy consumption, and photo collections. The main purpose of such data understanding is generating insights, and eventually making decisions to improve one's life, the ultimate purpose of visualization. Assessing individual's needs in the context of their personal data and designing appropriate tools to support visualization and analysis of this data is a crucial and emergent challenge. This workshop is intended to gather academics and industries concerned by the emergent topic of personal visualization and personal visual analytics. The intended outcomes of the workshop are 1) to gather the community working on the topic of personal visualization, and 2) to converge on a research agenda for the community.