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Embodiment in data sculpture: a model of the physical visualization of information

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Embodiment in data sculpture: a model of the physical visualization of information
Information is becoming pervasive in the contemporary society, and is increasingly saturating the visual senses and the cognitive efforts of the lay masses. As our attention for visual impulses and cognitive effort has become more competitive, new approaches are being pursued to convey information to people in memorable and intuitive ways. With human's inherent proficiency in comprehending the physical affordances present in the real world, some researchers and designers are investigating how meaningful insights can be conveyed by way of "sculpting" data. This paper proposes a domain model to establish the concept of data sculpture as a data-based physical artifact, possessing both artistic and functional qualities, that aims to augment a nearby audience's understanding of data insights and any socially relevant issues that underlie it. This paper also proposes a model of embodiment to capture and analyze the wide and multi-layered spectrum of existing data sculptu...
Jack Zhao, Andrew Vande Moere
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Updated 19 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where DIMEA
Authors Jack Zhao, Andrew Vande Moere
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