Visual Design Thinking: A Collaborative Dimensions framework to profile visualisations

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract Design Thinking is predominantly visual: a variety of visualisations e from sketches to analytic diagrams e can support designers’ work. Each visual format has affordances that constrain and enable specific cognitive and collaborative actions: how can we describe, select and design visualisations for supporting specific phases of the design process? By integrating literature from related domains we developed a “Collaborative Dimensions of Visualisations framework”, which allows to distinguish seven traits of visualisations: Structural Restrictiveness, Content Modifiability, Directed Focus, Perceived Finishedness,Outcome Clarity, Visual Appeal and Collaboration Support. Each dimension is described and an illustrative example is provided. The framework is a pragmatic and theoretically grounded discussion tool aimed at helping designers make more informed decisions regarding the visualisations they work with.
Authors Bresciani, Sabrina
Journal or Publication Title Design Studies
Language English
Subjects business studies
social sciences
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area None
Refereed Yes
Date 24 April 2019
Publisher Elsevier
Volume 63
Number July 2019
Page Range 92-124
ISSN 0142-694X
Publisher DOI
Official URL
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Sabrina Bresciani
Date Deposited 22 May 2019 09:15
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:38


Full text not available from this repository.


Bresciani, Sabrina (2019) Visual Design Thinking: A Collaborative Dimensions framework to profile visualisations. Design Studies, 63 (July 2019). 92-124. ISSN 0142-694X

Edit item Edit item