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Iconic communication

Author: Philip G Barker; Masoud Yazdani
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Portland, OR, USA : Intellect, 2000.
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Our society is becoming a more visual culture day-by-day. This book offers detailed analyses of how to combine words with pictures to communicate clearly across cultural barriers. While some information is better communicated by one kind of media than another, some information is communicated most effectively through a combination of media. This book presents a critical framework within which iconic communication  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Iconic communication.
Bristol, UK ; Portland, OR, USA : Intellect, 2000
(DLC) 2001270316
(OCoLC)43580495
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip G Barker; Masoud Yazdani
ISBN: 1841508187 9781841508184 9781841500164 184150016X
OCLC Number: 50388987
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (204 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: PART 1: FOUNDATIONS --
Human communication processes / Philip Barker --
On the possibility and impossibility of a universal iconic communication system / Andrew J. King --
The limits of iconic communication / John Roscoe --
PART 2: BACKGROUND --
Some pictorial symbol systems for public places / Ian McLaren --
Double vision / Michelle Gausman, Clive Chizlett --
Communication through icons / Masoud Yazdani --
PART 3: PROPOSALS --
Do you see what i'm saying? / Stuart Mealing --
IconText: an exploration of the limitations of iconic languages / Colin Beardon --
Visualisation of textual structures / Graziella Tonfoni --
PART 4: DEVELOPMENT OF PROTOTYPES --
The augmentation of textual communication with user-created icons / Leon Cruickshank, Lon Barfield --
VIL: a visual inter lingua / Lee Becker, Paul Leemans --
PART 5: RESEARCH OUTCOMES --
Icons in the mind ; Designing and evaluating icons / Philip Barker, Paul van Schaik --
Evaluating appropriate interface metaphors / Paul Honeywill.
Responsibility: edited by Masoud Yazdani, Philip Barker.

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Our society is becoming a more visual culture day-by-day. This book offers detailed analyses of how to combine words with pictures to communicate clearly across cultural barriers. While some information is better communicated by one kind of media than another, some information is communicated most effectively through a combination of media. This book presents a critical framework within which iconic communication systems can be developed to truly bridge linguistic and cultural gaps and to provide effective computer-based systems for conveying information on a global scale. With valuable insigh.

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