Special Issue "Interactive Visualizations for Sustainability"

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Masood Masoodian

Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
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Interests: Visualization; Visual Design; Interaction Design; Interactive Media
Guest Editor
Prof. Thomas Rist

University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany
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Interests: Interactive Systems Design; Intelligent Multimodal User Interfaces; Computer Games Development; Visualization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rapidly increasing global consumption of natural resources demands for more efficient use, as well as for more sustainable management of energy, water, minerals, land and other natural resources. Human-centred technologies, tools and services can provide effective solutions to support sustainability in different domains. To create better awareness, and support human decision making, such technologies, tools and services should provide advanced interactive visualization capabilities to their users to allow them to monitor, manage, compare, or share and use data, with the aim of identifying patterns and supporting efficiency in the use of natural resources.

This special issue will focus on interactive visualizations for sustainability-related applications, tools, games, and services in the private, public, and industrial sectors. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, design, deployment and evaluation of interactive visualizations for:

  • monitoring and managing generation and consumption of resources;
  • analysis of generation and consumption data;
  • identifying consumption patterns and behavior;
  • relating consumption data, patterns, and behavior to other information;
  • sharing and comparing consumption data with others;
  • creating awareness, influencing choices and stimulating sustainable behavior changes

Prof. Masood Masoodian
Prof. Thomas Rist
Guest Editors

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  • Interactive Visualizations
  • Sustainability
  • Interaction Design
  • Visual Design
  • Serious Games
  • Gamification
  • User Studies and Evaluations
  • Human-Centered Technology
  • Persuasive Technologies
  • Behavior Change

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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