Tactile diagrams: worth ten thousand words?

Goncu, Cagatay, Marriott, Kim and Aldrich, Frances (2010) Tactile diagrams: worth ten thousand words? In: Diagrammatic Representation and Inference: refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Theory and Application of Diagrams. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

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The properties that make diagrams more effective than text in certain circumstances have been investigated by researchers for over 20 years. However, this research has focused on visual diagrams. To the best of our knowledge, no research has yet investigated whether the same benefits and properties hold for tactile diagrams, which are blind people's primary means of access to diagrams. We present a consideration of similarities and differences in the properties and potential benefits of visual and tactile diagrams; and suggest where experimental investigation would be useful.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Frances Aldrich
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:40
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13882
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