Multidisciplinary Approaches to Visual Representations and Interpretations - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444514639, 9780080537139

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Visual Representations and Interpretations, Volume 2

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: Grant Malcolm
eBook ISBN: 9780080537139
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444514639
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 9th December 2004
Page Count: 450
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Table of Contents

Dedication Editor's preface List of contributors Part I. Visual representations in science Part II. Signs and systems Part III. Communication and learning Part IV. Drawing Part V. Seeing and responding Index


The value of multi-disciplinary research lies in the exchange of ideas and methods across the traditional boundaries between areas of study. It could be argued that many of the advances in science and engineering take place because the ideas, methods and the tools of thought from one discipline become re-applied in another. The topic of "the visual" has become increasingly important as advances in technology have led to multi-media and multi-modal representations, and extended the range and scope of visual representation and interpretation in our lives. Under this broad heading there are many different perspectives and approaches, from across the entire spectrum of human knolwedge and activity.

The editors and authors of this book aim to break down cross-disciplinary barriers, by bringing together people working in a wide variety of disciplines where visual representations and interpretations are exploited. Contributions come from researchers actively investigating visual representations and interpretations in a wide variety of areas, including art history, biology, clinical science, cognitive science, computer science, design, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics, psychology, and sociology.

The book provides a forum for wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary contributions on visual representations and interpretations.

Key Features

  • Contributors include researchers actively investigating visual representations and interpretations
  • Content spans a wide variety of areas including but not limited to biology, sociology, and computer science
  • Discusses how new technology has affected "the visual" representation of information


Anyone who needs to represent information in a visual manner


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About the Series Volume Editors

Grant Malcolm Series Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, UK