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This paper examines how data visualizations of air quality with color is perceived. To unfold the subject at hand, we find inspiration in Jennifer Gabrys’ ‘citizen sensing’ projects and we explore how DIY ‘sensing’ technologies are built. By investigating how a person reacts to data visualization in real time we delve into the post-phenomenological relationship between technology, humans and their ‘lived world’. The research is anchored in a case study focusing on the perceived air quality by cyclists in Copenhagen. The subjects of the study engage with a particulate matter monitor for a week