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  • Known Unknowns: representing uncertainty in historical time

Kräutli, Florian and Boyd Davis, Stephen, 2013, Book Section, Known Unknowns: representing uncertainty in historical time In: Proceedings of Electronic Visualisation and the Arts 2013. British Computer Society, London, pp. 61-68. ISBN 978-1-780172-15-6

Abstract or Description:

Historic time is inherently uncertain, with missing, disputed, doubtful or ill-defined dates for objects and events. Yet digital timeline visualisations tend to represent it as exact and of undisputed confidence. This is partly due to a lack of awareness, partly due to a lack of support for ambiguities in digital data types and modes of representation. We outline some of the issues around uncertainty in timeline visualisation and ways of addressing them.

Official URL: http://ewic.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/50996
Subjects: Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V340 Intellectual History
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W210 Graphic Design > W213 Visual Communication
School or Centre: School of Design
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2014 16:47
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2014 16:55
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1622

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