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Cripping Data Visualisations

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May 23

Date and time: 23 May 2023, 13:00 – 14:00 CEST (UTC +2)
Speaker: Stacy Hsueh, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Title: Cripping Data Visualisations – ONLY ON ZOOM!

Where: Digital Futures hub, Osquars Backe 5, floor 2 at KTH main campus


Administrator: Francisco J. Peña,

Picture of Stacy HsuehAbstract: Data visualizations have become the primary mechanism for engaging with quantitative information. However, many of these visualizations are inaccessible to blind and low-vision people. In this talk, I will investigate the challenge of designing accessible data visualizations through the lens of crip technoscience.

I will present four speculative design case studies that conceptually explore four qualities of access built on crip wisdom: access as an ongoing process, a frictional practice, a subjective position, and transformation. Each speculative study embodies inquiry and “futuring”, making visible common assumptions about access and exploring how an alternative crip-informed framework can shape designs that foreground the creativity of disabled people. I will end by presenting tactics for designing digital access from a crip perspective.

Bio: Stacy Hsueh is a Digital Futures postdoc in the Interaction Design team at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Her postdoc project examines the role of data-intensive techniques in disability advocacy efforts. She’s interested in exploring how crip wisdom offers frameworks to critically interrogate inequity in data-driven technologies and to reimagine more just alternatives.

Link to profile of Stacy Hsueh