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Talking with pictures: Exploring the possibilities of iconic communication

By Masoud Yazdani, Stuart Mealing, Claire Dormann and Colin Beardon


As multimedia computing becomes the order of the day, so there is a greater need to understand and to come to terms with the problems of visual presentation. This paper deals with iconic languages as a means of communicating ideas and concepts without words. Two example systems, developed respectively at the universities of Exeter and Brighton, are described. Both embody basic principles of the iconic communication which,, though not unique to learning technology, is forming an increasingly important part of user‐interfaces, including those in the area computer‐assisted learning

Topics: LB Theory and practice of education, LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Year: 1993
DOI identifier: 10.1080/0968776930010104
OAI identifier: oai:generic.eprints.org:87/core5

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