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dc.contributor.authorTerrado, Marta
dc.contributor.authorCalvo, Luz
dc.contributor.authorChristel, Isadora
dc.contributor.otherBarcelona Supercomputing Center
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-02T14:53:35Z
dc.date.available2022-08-02T14:53:35Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationTerrado, M.; Calvo, L.; Christel, I. Towards more effective visualisations in climate services: good practices and recommendations. "Climatic Change", 2022, vol. 172, núm. 1, 18.
dc.identifier.issn1573-1480
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/371615
dc.description.abstractVisualisations are often the entry point to information that supports stakeholders’ decision- and policy-making processes. Visual displays can employ either static, dynamic or interactive formats as well as various types of representations and visual encodings, which differently affect the attention, recognition and working memory of users. Despite being well-suited for expert audiences, current climate data visualisations need to be further improved to make communication of climate information more inclusive for broader audiences, including people with disabilities. However, the lack of evidence-based guidelines and tools makes the creation of accessible visualisations challenging, potentially leading to misunderstanding and misuse of climate information by users. Taking stock of visualisation challenges identified in a workshop by climate service providers, we review good practices commonly applied by other visualisation-related disciplines strongly based on users’ needs that could be applied to the climate services context. We show how lessons learned in the fields of user experience, data visualisation, graphic design and psychology make useful recommendations for the development of more effective climate service visualisations. This includes applying a user-centred design approach, using interaction in a suitable way in visualisations, paying attention to information architecture or selecting the right type of representation and visual encoding. The recommendations proposed here can help climate service providers reduce users’ cognitive load and improve their overall experience when using a service. These recommendations can be useful for the development of the next generation of climate services, increasing their usability while ensuring that their visual components are inclusive and do not leave anyone behind.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research leading to these results received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements no. 689029 (Climateurope), 776787 (S2S4E), 776467 (MED-GOLD) and 869565 (VitiGEOSS).
dc.format.extent26 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria agroalimentària::Ciències de la terra i de la vida
dc.subject.lcshPolicy-making
dc.subject.lcshClimate science
dc.subject.otherTransdisciplinarity
dc.subject.otherUser experience
dc.subject.otherData visualisation
dc.subject.otherGraphic design
dc.subject.otherPsychology
dc.subject.otherUsability
dc.titleTowards more effective visualisations in climate services: good practices and recommendations
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacVisualització de la informació
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10584-022-03365-4
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-022-03365-4
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/776787/EU/Sub-seasonal to Seasonal climate forecasting for Energy/S2S4E
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/776467/EU/Turning climate-related information into added value for traditional MEDiterranean Grape, OLive and Durum wheat food systems/MED-GOLD
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/869565/EU/Vineyard Innovative Tool based on the InteGration of Earth Observation Services and in-field Sensors/VITIGEOSS
local.citation.other18
local.citation.publicationNameClimatic Change
local.citation.volume172
local.citation.number1


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