|Streeb, Dirk: J. Boy et al. : Showing People Behind Data: Does Anthropomorphizing Visualizations Elicit More Empathy for Human Rights Data? doi:10.1145/3025453.3025512 - 15.02.18 16:21
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||investigate the growing assumption that because anthropomorphized data graphics create an immediate visual connection between abstract data and actual
people, they are better suited than standard charts for eliciting empathy and prosocial behavior. Contrary to this assumption and our expectations, we have found that both types of visualizations have very similar effects.