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Beyond visual conventions: Rethinking the design of tactile diagrams.

Thompson, L. J. and Chronicle, E. P. (2006) Beyond visual conventions: Rethinking the design of tactile diagrams. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 24 (2). pp. 76-82. ISSN 0264-6196

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Abstract

This article reviews the debate over the comprehension of two-dimensional microcapsule tactile pictures portraying three-dimensional information through the use of perspective and visual drawing conventions. It is proposed that three-dimensional haptic object recognition and its relationship to visual object recognition can inform the design of two-dimensional tactual displays. Experimental work is discussed which validates the use of such information in informing the design of 2-D tactile pictures.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Visual Impairment
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 3706
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2008 11:25
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:56
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3706

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