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Visual Thinking
By Colin Ware

Visual Thinking

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Visual Thinking by Colin Ware

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Increasingly, designers need to present information in ways that aid their audience's thinking process. Fortunately, results from the relatively new science of human visual perception provide valuable guidance. In Visual Thinking for Design, Colin Ware takes what we now know about perception, cognition, and attention and transforms it into concrete advice that designers can directly apply. He demonstrates how designs can be considered as tools for cognition - extensions of the viewer's brain in much the same way that a hammer is an extension of the user's hand. Experienced professional designers and students alike will learn how to maximize the power of the information tools they design for the people who use them. . Presents visual thinking as a complex process that can be supported in every stage using specific design techniques. . Provides practical, task-oriented information for designers and software developers charged with design responsibilities. . Includes hundreds of examples, many in the form of integrated text and full-color diagrams. . Steeped in the principles of "active vision, which views graphic designs as cognitive tools.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780123708960
ISBN-10: 0123708966
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 191mm x 12mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Colin Ware

The author takes the "visual" in visualization very seriously. Colin Ware has advanced degrees in both computer science (MMath, Waterloo) and the psychology of perception (Ph.D., Toronto). He has published over a hundred articles in scientific and technical journals and at leading conferences, many of which relate to the use of color, texture, motion, and 3D in information visualization. In addition to his research, Professor Ware also builds useful visualization software systems. He has been involved in developing 3D interactive visualization systems for ocean mapping for over twelve years, and he directed the development of the NestedVision3D system for visualizing very large networks of information. Both of these projects led to commercial spin-offs. Professor. Ware recently moved from the University of New Brunswick in Canada to direct the Data Visualization Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire.

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