Much of the time, visualization consumption is a solitary activity taking place on the private screens of laptops and smartphones. But sometimes it is good to view visualizations in a social setting.
One of the most important factors in enabling this is the venue. Imagine looking for a table where you are not bothering some other party, searching endlessly for a plug to charge your laptop, or having to use a table in a restaurant where your group’s total order is $11 for drinks you sip over several hours, annoying the servers trying to seat higher paying customers.
The optimal physical space for viewing visualizations in a social setting should encourage people to gather and discuss. It should not be set up in a way that leaves comfort and networking as an afterthought. The acoustics should be such that people can easily talk at a normal volume and hear each other.... keep reading