Communicating design-related intellectual influence: Towards visual references

Jordan Beck, Omar Sosa-Tzec, John M. Carroll

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Abstract

Prototype-driven design research often involves collecting and analyzing designed artifacts in annotated portfolios and design workbooks. These collections constitute important sources of intellectual influence for researchers, yet communicating this influence presents unique challenges, such as the difficulty of translating the aesthetic, material, or interactive qualities of a designed artifact into written text. Building on discourses of visual thinking and visual imagery in science communication and HCI research, this paper introduces, and elaborates, a novel research communication design concept called “visual references,” which combine bibliographic information with photographic images, textual annotations, and diagrammatic annotations in order to communicate design-related intellectual influence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGDOC 2019 - Proceedings of the 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367905
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 4 2019
Event37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication, SIGDOC 2019 - Portland, United States
Duration: Oct 4 2019Oct 6 2019

Publication series

NameSIGDOC 2019 - Proceedings of the 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication

Conference

Conference37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication, SIGDOC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period10/4/1910/6/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Beck, J., Sosa-Tzec, O., & Carroll, J. M. (2019). Communicating design-related intellectual influence: Towards visual references. In SIGDOC 2019 - Proceedings of the 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication [13] (SIGDOC 2019 - Proceedings of the 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3328020.3353947