publication . Article . 2018

Orchestrating Overviews: A Synoptic Approach to the Visualization of Cultural Collections

Windhager, Florian; Salisu, Saminu; Schreder, Günther; Mayr, Eva;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2018 Journal: Open Library of Humanities, volume 4, issue 2 (issn: 2056-6700, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Open Library of Humanities
Abstract
In addition to providing pleasant and stimulating experiences, complex cultural collections can require significant amounts of cognitive work on the part of visitors. Whether collections are situated in physical spaces or presented via web-based interfaces, the sheer richness and diversity of artefacts and their associated information can frequently lead to cognitive overload and fatigue. In this article we explore visualization methods that can be used to fend off fatigue and to support cognitive tasks such as collection exploration and conceptual comprehension. We discuss a variety of options to generate collection representations with multiple views and focus...
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free text keywords: Sociology and Political Science, General Arts and Humanities, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, AZ20-999, lcsh:History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, lcsh:AZ20-999, Data science, Elementary cognitive task, Heuristic evaluation, Cognitive load, Visualization, Cognition, Comprehension, Polycube, Situated, Computer science
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