Name, first nameWiederkehr, BenjaminYear of birth1981UniversityZHDKField of Interest / research fieldInteraction / Game / Media DesignTitle of projectVisual Instruments for Personal FinancesAbstractVisual representation of financial information can help people to analyze their earning, spending and saving behavior by identifying recurring patterns and emerging trends. Understanding and validating the output of such a representation is a task that requires visualization literacy that highly depends on the configuration of content and the presentation of data. Furthermore, the user’s context and capabilities define how the presented information can be transformed into applied knowledge that is required to facilitate sensible planning and informed decision making.

In this thesis, design considerations that support interpretation and utilization of personal financial information, will be derived from an iterative design, development and evaluation process with real users. Based on the findings from this work, a set of design recommendations for interactive visual analysis tools that support an intuitively accessible, memorable and actionable comprehension will be offered.
TutorsProf. Dr. Gerhard M. Buurman, Karmen Franinovic