Anna Ursyn

Anna UrsynAnna Ursyn, PhD, is a professor and Computer Graphics/Digital Media Area Head at the University of Northern Colorado. She combines programming, software and various media. Ursyn had over 40 single juried and invitational art shows, over 200 fine art exhibitions, such as over dozen times at SIGGRAPH Art Galleries, travelling shows Louvre, Paris, NTT Museum in Tokyo (5000 texts and 2000 images representing XX Century), and Virtual Media Network, the largest moving image outdoor display) Dallas Texas. Her work was selected to be sent by NASA to the Moon Museum MoonArk project. Research and pedagogy interests include integrated instruction in art, science, and computer art graphics. She published articles and artwork in books and journals. Since 1987 she serves as a Liaison, Organizing and Program Committee member of International IEEE Conferences on Information Visualization (iV) London, UK, and (CGIV), and as a Chair of the Symposium and Digital Art Gallery D-ART For iV. She serves as a chair of the SpaceTime International Student Competition for the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference. Anna has published six books with IGI-Global and book chapters. Website: Ursyn.com. ursyn@unco.edu

Publications

Describing Nature Through Visual Data
Anna Ursyn. © 2021. 367 pages.
People have described nature since the beginning of human history. They do it for various purposes, including to communicate about economic, social, governmental, meteorological...
Advances in Describing and Managing Our Environment
Anna Ursyn. © 2021. 57 pages.
This chapter examines links between the developments in selected technologies and our ways of teaching and learning. The focus is on some domains that are developing especially...
Alphabets and Characters
Anna Ursyn. © 2021. 19 pages.
This chapter examines visual-verbal connections that can be perceived in individual letters. Cultural patterns that build our visual literacy include visual writings in many...
Graphical Thinking for Science and Technology Through Knowledge Visualization
Anna Ursyn. © 2020. 374 pages.
With the advancement of technology in the modern world, the constant influx of data, information, and computing can become droning and one-dimensional. Re-examining these methods...
Interface Support for Creativity, Productivity, and Expression in Computer Graphics
Anna Ursyn. © 2019. 355 pages.
Interfaces within computers, computing, and programming are consistently evolving and continue to be relevant to computer science as it progresses. Advancements in human-computer...
Creating Characters for Various Interfaces
Anna Ursyn. © 2019. 33 pages.
This chapter is focused on the theme of creating characters for visual storytelling discussed in practical, theoretical, and historical terms. The description includes a...
Visual Storytelling for Various Interfaces
Anna Ursyn. © 2019. 28 pages.
This chapter is focused on text visualization and storytelling delivered in various literary styles adopted for various delivery systems. Discussion pertains first storytelling...
Visualization as a Knowledge Transfer
Anna Ursyn. © 2019. 15 pages.
This chapter inspects visualization tools and applications enabling visualization of data, information, and knowledge. The background is provided first about visualizing...
Visualization as a Knowledge Transfer
Anna Ursyn. © 2018. 12 pages.
This overview inspects visualization tools and applications enabling visualization of data, information, and knowledge. The background is provided first about visualizing...
Visual Approaches to Cognitive Education With Technology Integration
Anna Ursyn. © 2018. 387 pages.
Within the growing world of social media and computer technology, it is important to facilitate collaborative knowledge building through the utilization of visual literacy...
Skills for Inclusive and Collaborative Learning on the Go
Anna Ursyn. © 2018. 48 pages.
This chapter examines selected philosophical, psychological, and cognitive theories of learning pertaining to the traditional program development, examines characteristics of...
Knowledge Visualization as a Teaching Tool
Anna Ursyn. © 2018. 23 pages.
There are many applications and techniques where art makes the inherent component. Knowledge visualization is one of such instances, as a group of techniques for creating visual...
Ideas and Issues Concerning the Learning Environment
Anna Ursyn. © 2018. 52 pages.
This chapter reviews the essential features of present learning environment and puts forward some educational propositions that may be of service in schools on all levels. First...
Character Development for Visual Storytelling in Traditional and Digital Media
Anna Ursyn. © 2018. 45 pages.
This chapter is focused on text visualization and storytelling delivered in various literary styles. Discussion pertains storytelling by drawing, both with traditional techniques...
Visualization of Big Data Sets Using Computer Graphics
Anna Ursyn, Edoardo L'Astorina. © 2018. 26 pages.
This chapter discusses some possible ways of how professionals, researchers and users representing various knowledge domains are collecting and visualizing big data sets. First...
Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 1 hr 48 mins.
As interactive technologies, such as apps, installations, and multimedia presentations become pervasive in everyday life, more and more computer scientists, engineers, and...
Visualizing Poetic Ideas Through Art
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 7 mins.
Nano World
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 9 mins.
Soft Matter
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 8 mins.
Imaging Minerals and Rocks
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 7 mins.
Dynamic Geology
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 8 mins.
Imaging Volcanism
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 7 mins.
Energy and Environment
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 11 mins.
Nuclear Energy
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 6 mins.
Knowledge Visualization and Visual Literacy in Science Education
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 431 pages.
Effective communication within learning environments is a pivotal aspect to students’ success. By enhancing abstract concepts with visual media, students can achieve a higher...
Mirroring Nature: Symmetrical and Crystalline Structures Derived from Natural Forms
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 36 pages.
This chapter provides discussion of the visual ways of learning basic physical and chemical concepts related to symmetry and the crystalline structures. All kinds of symmetrical...
Teaching and Learning Science as a Visual Experience
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 27 pages.
This chapter brings about concepts about implementing a framework for teaching and learning across the disciplines by introducing topics and activities pertaining to science...
Metaphors for Dance and Programming: Rules, Restrictions, and Conditions for Learning and Visual Outcomes
Anna Ursyn, Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie, Md Fahimul Islam. © 2016. 51 pages.
This chapter offers visual explanation on how to code using dance as a metaphor. This approach provides an overview of programming with ready to follow codes. It explores the...
Integrative Visual Projects for Cognitive Learning
Anna Ursyn. © 2016. 44 pages.
This chapter comprises integrative studies on selected processes, events, and related technologies associated with several science categories. Learning projects are designed...
Handbook of Research on Maximizing Cognitive Learning through Knowledge Visualization
Anna Ursyn. © 2015. 572 pages.
The representation of abstract data and ideas can be a difficult and tedious task to handle when learning new concepts; however, the advances of emerging technology have allowed...
Challenges in Game Design
Anna Ursyn. © 2015. 16 pages.
Electronic games and gaming can serve as the tools for visual solutions. It depends on the methods through which the games are delivered and the ways people think about...
Cognitive Learning with Electronic Media and Social Networking
Anna Ursyn. © 2015. 71 pages.
This chapter explores the existing and potential possibilities of exchanging information through the means that exceed those relating only to a text. Discussion entails knowledge...
Duality of Natural and Technological Explanations
Anna Ursyn. © 2015. 87 pages.
This chapter provides visual interpretations of natural and human-made events as examples of cognitive solutions for knowledge visualization. Mathematical description of...
Visualization by Coding: Drawing Simple Shapes and Forms in Various Programming Languages
Anna Ursyn, Mehrgan Mostowfi. © 2015. 69 pages.
The authors present image transformations that allow for checking and better understanding the graphical capacities of various languages and the place of programming in artistic...
Computational Solutions for Knowledge, Art, and Entertainment: Information Exchange Beyond Text
Anna Ursyn. © 2014. 511 pages.
As interactive application software such as apps, installations, and multimedia presentations have become pervasive in everyday life, more and more computer scientists...
Perceptions of Knowledge Visualization: Explaining Concepts through Meaningful Images
Anna Ursyn. © 2014. 418 pages.
Multisensory perception is emerging as an important factor in shaping current lifestyles. Therefore, computer scientists, engineers, and technology experts are acknowledging the...
Biologically-Inspired Computing for the Arts: Scientific Data through Graphics
Anna Ursyn. © 2012. 443 pages.
Images support connections between biology, engineering, and material sciences resulting in a growing partnership among academia, laboratories, and industry. Scientists focus on...
Aesthetic Expectations for Information Visualization
Anna Ursyn. © 2012. 21 pages.
This article explores the landscape of creative endeavors in the new media art and reflects on aesthetics of information visualization. When using computer based information...
Looking at Science through Water
Anna Ursyn. © 2012. 46 pages.
This chapter is focused on creating the visual approach to natural processes, concepts, and events, rather than their description for learning. It has been designed as an active...
Visual Tweet: Nature Inspired Visual Statements
Anna Ursyn. © 2012. 33 pages.
“Visual Tweet: nature inspired visual statements” explores connections between science, computing, and art in a similar way as it is done in the previous chapter, “Looking at...
Selected Ideas and Methods in Knowledge Visualization
Anna Ursyn, Ebad Banissi. © 2012. 7 pages.
Selected themes presented in this article were presented at the 16th International Conference on Information Visualization (IV 2012) and the Computer Graphics, Imaging, and...
International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics (IJCICG)
Adérito Fernandes-Marcos. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics (IJCICG) provides coverage of the most innovative and cutting-edge computer graphics and interfaces. IJCICG...
Aesthetic Expectations for Information Visualization
Anna Ursyn. © 2010. 21 pages.
This article explores the landscape of creative endeavors in the new media art and reflects on aesthetics of information visualization. When using computer based information...