Two Heads are Better than One: Pair-Interviews for Visualization
derya akbaba, Miriah Meyer
2023-10-26T04:03:00ZGMT-0600Change your timezone on the schedule page
Human-centered computing—Visualization—Empirical studies in visualization
Visualization research methods help us study how visualization systems are used in complex real-world scenarios. One such widely used method is the interview --- researchers asking participants specific questions to enrich their understanding. In this work, we introduce the pair-interview technique as a method that relies on two interviewers with specific and delineated roles, instead of one. Pair-interviewing focuses on the mechanics of conducting semi-structured interviews as a pair, and complements other existing visualization interview techniques. Based on a synthesis of the experiences and reflections of researchers in four diverse studies who used pair-interviewing, we outline recommendations for when and how to use pair-interviewing within visualization research studies.