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Beyond the screen: visualizing visits to a website as an experience in physical space

Hohl, Michael (2009) Beyond the screen: visualizing visits to a website as an experience in physical space. Visual Communication, 8 (3). pp. 273-284. ISSN 1470-3572

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Abstract

This text describes an applied investigation into a concept of information visualisation where data is not rendered as graphs, charts or diagrams on the screen but as a sensual experience beyond the screen in physical space. It introduces predecessors such as calm technologies and ambient displays among a number of poetic and applied examples from related backgrounds to establish the context and relevance for communication design and graphic design, and proceeds with presenting a current research undertaking in which the social activity of visiting a website is visualised in multiple sensorial modalities in real-time in form of a kinetic and sensual display.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: information visualisation, non-visual multi-modal visualisation, emotional design, user experience, ambient displays, awareness displays, presence indication, calm technology
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2010 14:10
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2010 11:17
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/8403

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