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The Sophi HUD: A novel visual analytics tool for news media

Peter, Jessica, Szigeti, Steve, Jofre, Ana, Edall, Gordon and Diamond, Sara (2017) The Sophi HUD: A novel visual analytics tool for news media. In: DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems, 10-14 Jun 2017, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.


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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/3064857.3079151


The Sophi Heads-up Display (HUD) is an analytics tool developed for editors at Canada's The Globe and Mail newspaper that overlays relevant data about articles' performances onto The Globe and Mail website. We describe the motivation for our research, our design process (which includes initial needs assessment through semi-structured interviews with editors, and job shadowing), and the validation of features with users. We then discuss the ongoing iterations of the Sophi HUD and how its design was informed through collaboration with The Globe and Mail employees.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Journalism; news; visualization; heads-up display; software; design. H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: user interfaces.
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Research Labs > Visual Analytics Lab (VAL)
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2017 16:35
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 17:46
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1867

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