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Perceptions of Knowledge Visualization

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Multisensory perception is emerging as an important factor in shaping current lifestyles. Therefore, computer scientists, engineers, and technology experts are acknowledging the comparative power existing beyond visual explanations. Perceptions of Knowledge Visualization: Explaining Concepts through Meaningful Images discusses issues related to visualization of scientific concepts, picturing processes and products, as well as the role of computing in the advancement of visual literacy skills. By connecting theory with practice, this book gives researchers, computer scientists, and academics an active experience which enhances the perception and the role of computer graphics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. A SUMMARY
    2. NEEDS AND ISSUES THAT AMOUNTED TO SHAPE THIS BOOK
    3. THE BOOK CONTENT
    4. APPENDIX
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Perceiving
    1. Chapter 1: Articulation and Translation of Meaning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ARTICULATION
      4. TRANSLATION OF MEANING
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Communication through Many Senses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MODES OF GATHERING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION THROUGH THE SENSES
      4. WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH THE SENSES TO DEFEND (AND ATTACK)?
      5. THE SENSE OF NUMBERS; COMMUNICATION USING NUMERALS
      6. EXPANDING THE SENSES THROUGH THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY
      7. SENSITIVITY
      8. SPATIAL PERCEPTION AND COGNITION
      9. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Essential Art Concepts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: VISUAL LITERACY
      3. ART DEFINITIONS: WHAT IS AN ARTWORK AND WHAT IS NOT AN ARTWORK?
      4. BASIC ART CONCEPTS
      5. PASTICHE
      6. PROJECT: DRAWING AN APPLE
      7. DRAWING AN APPLE
      8. DESIGN, CRAFT, AND FOLK ART
      9. ELEMENTS OF DESIGN IN ART
      10. PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN IN ART
      11. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Creativity, Intuition, Insight, and Imagination
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE MEANING OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS
      4. APPROACHES FROM OTHER POINTS OF VIEW
      5. SOME EARLIER STUDIES ON CREATIVITY
      6. CONVERGENT VS. DIVERGENT THINKING AND PRODUCTION
      7. CRITICAL THINKING AND CREATIVE THINKING
      8. CREATIVITY VS. INTELLIGENCE
      9. INTUITION
      10. INSIGHT
      11. CURIOSITY
      12. IMAGERY
      13. IMAGINATION
      14. INITIATIVES TAKEN TO ADVANCE DIGITAL CREATIVITY
      15. TECHNOLOGICAL OFFERINGS SERVING A CREATIVE PROCESS
      16. THE ROLE OF IMAGINATION IN LEARNING AND TEACHING
      17. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Visual Cognition
    1. Chapter 5: Cognitive Processes Involved in Visual Thought
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT HUMAN COGNITION AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE
      4. COGNITION AND SOME OF THE STRUCTURES THE BRAIN
      5. METHODS AND TOOLS FOR STUDYING NEURAL STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS
      6. SOME IDEAS ABOUT COGNITIVE THINKING AND MEMORY
      7. SOME PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACHES TO PERCEPTUAL THINKING
      8. COGNITIVE INFORMATICS
      9. EARLIER INVESTIGATION ABOUT COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
      10. VISUAL DEVELOPMENT
      11. MENTAL IMAGERY
      12. GESTALT PSYCHOLOGY
      13. INTELLIGENCE AND VISUAL LITERACY
      14. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 6: Semiotic Content of Visuals and Communication
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SIGN SYSTEMS, CODES, AND SEMIOTICS
      4. THE SEMIOTIC CONTENT OF PRODUCT DESIGN
      5. BIOSEMIOTICS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: Pretenders and Misleaders in Product Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CANONICAL OBJECTS
      4. PRODUCT SEMANTICS IN PRODUCT DESIGN AND MARKETING
      5. PRETENDERS, MISLEADERS, INFORMERS, DOUBLE-DUTY GADGETS, AND MULTIFUNCTIONAL TOOLS
      6. PRETENDERS VS. CAMOUFLAGE
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 8: Metaphorical Communication about Nature
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TRANSLATION OF MEANING WITH VISUAL AND VERBAL METAPHORS
      4. METAPHORS USING ICONIC AND SYMBOLIC IMAGES
      5. INSPIRATION COMING FROM THE RULES AND PHENOMENA
      6. THE USE OF METAPHORS IN DATA, INFORMATION, AND KNOWLEDGE VISUALIZATION
      7. NATURE DERIVED METAPHORS SERVING AS THE ENRICHMENT OF INTERDISCIPLINARY MODELS AND ARCHITECTURE
      8. METAPHORICAL WAY OF LEARNING AND TEACHING USING ART AND GRAPHIC METAPHORS FOR KNOWLEDGE VISUALIZATION
      9. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Tools for Translating Data into Meaningful Visuals
    1. Chapter 9: Visual Approach to Translating Data
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMPUTER VERSUS PENCIL
      4. EVOLUTION OF IMAGING WITH THE USE OF COMPUTING
      5. BASIC WAYS OF GRAPHICAL DISPLAY OF THE DATA
      6. COMPUTER SIMULATION
      7. EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTING
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 10: Digital and Traditional Illustration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND INFORMATION – TECHNIQUES
      4. ILLUSTRATION – PROJECTS
      5. PRODUCT DESIGN: MAKING A DRAWING FOR A DECK OF PLAYING CARDS
      6. AUDIENCES FOR BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: Making the Unseen Visible
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION: FROM DATA TO PICTURES AND THEN TO INSIGHT
      3. 2. VISUALIZATION
      4. 3. TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES USED IN VISUALIZATION
      5. 4. MUSIC VISUALIZATION
      6. 5. THE MEANING AND THE ROLE OF VISUALIZATION IN VARIOUS KINDS OF PRESENTATION
      7. 6. CULTURAL HERITAGE KNOWLEDGE VISUALIZATION
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 12: The Intelligent Agents
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY
      4. INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THE DESIGN SCIENCE
      5. SOCIAL NETWORKING AND COLLABORATIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS
      6. EXAMPLES OF INTERACTIVE VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES
      7. UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING
      8. SECOND LIFE
      9. THE INTERNET OF THINGS
      10. STARTUPS
      11. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Author
  13. Conclusion
  14. Further Reading