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Lesson 8: Non-traditional visualizations for specialized applications

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Course Content   ::  Lesson 8  ::   Assignment 6


Hansen, Y. (1999). Chapter 8: Graphic tools for thinking, planning, and problem solving. In R. Jacobsen (Ed.), Information Design . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Types of symbols
Think about the differences between graphic, verbal, and pictorial symbols. What are the differences? Can you think of an example of each that you experience in everyday life?

The purpose of the article
What do you think was the author's purpose in writing this article?

Research analysis strategies
Why do I prescribe drawing and laying-out collected qualitative data as part of a research analysis strategy? (Hint: use specific theory described by Hansen in your answer.)

Death and Taxes
A very interesting visual representation that (still) uses quite a few words, but visually expresses relationships and relative amounts. What do you think of it?

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