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Brooke Leave Home: Designing a Personalized Film to Support Public Engagement with Open Data

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Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM CHI 2020 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
DateAccepted/In press - 8 Jan 2020
DatePublished (current) - 25 Apr 2020
Number of pages15
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)9781450367080

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NameCHI conference proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)2159-6468


Brooke Leave Home is a personalized film designed to engage a non-expert audience with open data about the support young adults receive when leaving the care system in England. The film draws upon a range of video-based data storytelling techniques to present each viewer with a personalized perspective on the topic based on data from their own local area. We present the film's design and describe how its storytelling techniques were developed to support viewers in understanding, and fostering empathic connections with, the data sources featured and the implications they have for care leavers. We also present a study with 47 viewers, which explores how these techniques were experienced and how effective they were in aiding engagement with the data included and its meaning.

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