[CG&A paper presentation]
Authors: Jo Wood
Abstract: The potential for creating personal visualization of participation in sports cycling is explored as a design study. Examples are provided to show riders’ personal narratives and performance relative to other participants in longdistance cycling events. Minimalist cartographic design is applied in the automatic generation of Profile Maps that allow personal textual narratives to be attached to visualizations of 3d variation in terrain. Changes in relative position and timeinhand during mass participation events are shown as Position Charts while animations of rider density over time are used to visualize the progress of larger groups of riders in an event. The designs are focussed in representing those aspects of participation that evoked an emotional response in order to engage readers with the visualization. It is argued here that such an emotional connection with the data representation is an important characteristic of effective personal visualization not present in more scientific or professional contexts.