ERIC Number: ED370556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Using Digital Image Elements To Produce Schematic Pictures.
There are two categories of representations: figurative and non-figurative. Within the category of figurative representations, there are two groups: visuals and graphic symbols. Graphic symbols include pictorial symbols, abstract symbols, and arbitrary symbols. Symbols can be used for identification, overview, supplying instructions, position, size, representation, and media. As there are so many uses for symbols, every situation and every context requires the consistent use and explanation of the symbols used. The variety of symbols used in schematic pictures makes it hard for users to understand the communication. ELLEMTEL, a Swedish research and development company, has created a set of defined symbols to be used as image elements. This allows a standard set of symbols to be used in various schematic diagrams which makes it an easier and cost effective method for readers to understand the message. (Contains 11 references.) (JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Digital Imagery; Graphic Representation; Sweden; Visual Thinking
Note: In: Visual Literacy in the Digital Age: Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (25th, Rochester, New York, October 13-17, 1993); see IR 055 055.