GWI – Day 5

Goal v. Objectives

  • Goals are more broad. Overarching.
  • Objectives are specific and measurable.

My research

Goal: To understand how the design decisions journalists make, while creating data visualizations, affect individuals’ use and comprehension of the data. 


  1. We will identify the design decisions journalists struggle with while making data visualizations using in-depth interviews.
  2. We will investigate the relationship between journalists’ intention in creating data visualizations and users’ understanding of data visualizations using usability testing.
  3. We will conduct controlled experiments to understand the unique (and interactive) effects of design-related variables on individuals’ use and comprehension of data visualizations.