touch touch swipe

Social media platforms like Instagram have perfected the subversive art of keeping us engaged. Yet which kinds of cues most effectively capture our attention is something we rarely consciously reflect upon.

This project employs an experimental data collection approach that combines capturing sensor data with a reflexive interview. The resulting visualization depicts a session of browsing Instagram content as a scrollable timeline, making it possible to retrace a user’s touch interactions alongside synchronous interview excerpts.

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  • Anna Meide
  • Tim Hönig
  • Ta Doan Vi Quan


  • Data Collection
  • Data Processing
  • Interaction Design
  • Frontend Development


  • University of Applied Sciences Potsdam


  • 2021