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This blogsphere attempts to capture, catalog and share resources relating to visual perception of information. It is about a world mostly dealing with Physical (Touch, Taste, See/Sight, Smell and Hear) and sometimes Metaphysical (and that is none-of-the-above category). Physical, for instance, touch (e.g., feel, felt, found), look and visualization, is here with an attempt to combine verbal, vocal and visual--to synchronously see, hear, share and do much more. Interestingly, in order to visualize one does not need special skills, competencies, etc. It is all about common sense, especially with human visualizations. In short, "information is in the eye of the beholder." Continue reading much more all-ado-about this Blogosphere

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April 05, 2006

Visual Communication vistas

UPDATE: CEO roundtable: Top tech players sound off about evolving industry, USA TODAY Updated 5/18/2006
The communications industry is getting flipped on its head and turned inside out. Instant messagers are turning into phones. Cellphones are turning into TVs. And that's only the beginning.

Some interesting references that I came across
Seeing Things Your Way: Information Visualization for a User-Centered Database of Computer Science Literature

I S I S Visual Communications

What's the Difference between Looking and Seeing?

See also: Visual Architecture: The Rule of Three, By Carole Guevin, 2001

Visual architecture is applied to the new media design context and defined as the use of a particular method of building visual information and balancing communication between images and words.
Visual architecture is to be distinguished from the way that Occidental languages train our eyes to read from left to right and from other languages as well, like oriental and middle-eastern ones, which train the eye differently.
The object of this article is not to discuss language eye training, but to point to the more universal language between words and visual objects (picture, illustration, graph, area boxing, layout, titling) and can be extrapolated to advertising, print, TV, Flash development and CD-ROM productions.
Synonyms would be: generating visual attention, or interest, to information presented.

~~~Did You Know about Micosoft's Window Media Player's true colors?: Windows Media Player visualization is displayed when you playback ...
~~~Did you Know Real Player's true colors. Read all about these
---background music sonification, aesthetic & infovis

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