This project explores how we might collect data in non-traditional forms, such as data sonifications and data physicalizations made of yarn. Through an ongoing collaborative process of collecting, composing, and sharing their personal data, the authors imagined more possibilities for sharing data, particularly those that embrace multiple and conflicting interpretations.


Mikhaila Friske, Jordan Wirfs-Brock, and Laura Devendorf. 2020. Entangling the Roles of Maker and Interpreter in Interpersonal Data Narratives: Explorations in Yarn and Sound. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’20). (Virtual–July 6-20, 2020) [Best Paper Honorable Mention Award].

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Associated Researcher
Jordan Wirfs-Brock, Information Science PhD student