Iterations

CoCensus was piloted at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum in Chicago, Illinois in the spring of 2011. The first in situ study engaged museum visitors in semi-structured interviews about their interpretations of two versions of the scaled centroid map display showing first ancestry data in Chicago. Since then, the exhibit has undergone multiple changes in design and interactivity and has migrated to the New York Hall of Science, where it is currently being tested. A summary of iterations is listed in the table below.

Iteration

Context

Embodied Data

Data representation

Interactivity

Date

Pilot

Small urban history museum

Ancestry

Proportional symbols

“Wizard of Oz”

 Spring 2011

1

Small urban history museum

Ancestry

Proportional symbols

Transparency and z-order

 Summer 2012

2

Mid-sized urban hands-on science museum

Ancestry

Proportional symbols

Transparency and z-order, timeline

 Fall 2012

3a

Mid-sized urban hands-on science museum

Median household income

Choropleth (shaded regions)

Timeline

 Spring 2013

3b

Mid-sized urban hands-on science museum

Nativity

Proportional symbols

Transparency and z-order, timeline

 Spring 2013

4

Mid-sized urban hands-on science museum

Ancestry, household size, housing type, industry

Proportional symbols

Transparency and z-order, timeline, clapping

 Fall 2013

5

Mid-sized urban hands-on science museum

Ancestry, household size, housing type, industry

Proportional symbols

Transparency and z-order, timeline, clapping, bubble jiggle

 Winter 2013

6

Mid-sized urban hands-on science museum

Ancestry, household size, housing type, industry

Proportional symbols, stacked bar graph

Transparency and z-order, timeline, clapping

 Spring 2014