Collecting user feedback on data visualization
BetterViz is a research tool designed to collect user feedback on data visualizations.
The tool is designed based upon findings from academic literature and the author’s own empirical findings from time spent within a design studio.
The purpose of this tool is to gather your feedback on data visualisation that you encounter on the internet.
This project is the continuing development an open source widget which can be used across visualisations, platforms and devices, which is freely available to all designers in order to enable more effective evaluation of visualisations.
This extension requests the following permissions:
Uses the chrome.webRequest API to observe and analyse traffic and to intercept, block, or modify requests in-flight.
Uses the chrome.tabs API to interact with the browser's tab system. https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/tabs
These are used to capture the URL of the active tab that the tool has been opened on. It is not used for any other function.
Uses the chrome.storage API to store, retrieve, and track changes to user data.
This is used to generate an ID for the user within the profile page that is then attached to each submission of feedback made within the tool. This is just used to identify which user is feeding back.
The app is made up of two sections, a profile page, and a feedback tool. Due to this currently being a research project the profile page requires that you give consent for you information to be gathered. The profile page is designed so that you need not answer any question that you feel uncomfortable answering.
The feedback tool will ask you questions related to your experiences of engaging with data visualizations. Though it asks questions such as your current location, it does so in a generic way so that no identifying information will be gathered.
Data collected from both the profile page and the feedback tool are stored in a secure database. This database is located in the United Kingdom and as such is subject to General Data Protection Regulations (https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/).
The collected data will not be shared in its raw form but anonymised aggregated outputs may be shared, either on the project’s website, and/or in the form of reports to third-party partners or within academic publications or talks.
As detailed in the consent form you will be able to withdraw from the project if you wish to, with no reason required.
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