Handbook of Research on Maximizing Cognitive Learning through Knowledge Visualization

Handbook of Research on Maximizing Cognitive Learning through Knowledge Visualization

Anna Ursyn (University of Northern Colorado, USA)
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Release Date: February, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 572
ISBN13: 9781466681422|ISBN10: 146668142X|EISBN13: 9781466681439|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8142-2


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 for new methods of representing such conceptual data.

The Handbook of Research on Maximizing Cognitive Learning through Knowledge Visualization focuses on the use of visualization technologies to assist in the process of better comprehending scientific concepts, data, and applications. Highlighting the utilization of visual power and the roles of sensory perceptions, computer graphics, animation, and digital storytelling, this book is an essential reference source for instructors, engineers, programmers, and software developers interested in the exchange of information through the visual depiction of data.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Electronic Media
  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Multisensory Applications
  • Sensory Extension
  • Social Networking
  • Stochastic Art
  • Visual Plan Construct Language

Reviews and Testimonials

Among specific topics are the simultaneous perception of parallel streams of visual data, the duality of natural and technological explanations, drawing simple shapes and forms in various programming languages, re-visualizing Giotto's 14th-century Assisi fresco "Exorcism of the Demons at Arezzo," digitally mediated art inspired by scientific research, and bringing the arts as data to visualize how knowledge works.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Anna 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