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  • The Idea and Image of Historical Time: Interactions between Design and Digital Humanities

Boyd Davis, Stephen and Kräutli, Florian, 2015, Journal Article, The Idea and Image of Historical Time: Interactions between Design and Digital Humanities Visible Language, 49 (3). pp. 100-119. ISSN 0022-2224

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The paper addresses the relationship between design and the digital humanities, asking what each can learn from the other and how they may make progress together. The focus is critical making in chronographics – the time-wise visualisation of history – based on the authors’ historic research and current practice in visualising collections of cultural objects and events. This is situated in historic and contemporary contexts, arguing that the eighteenth century origins of the modern timeline have useful insights to offer in terms of objectives and rationale. The authors advocate a critical approach to visualisation that requires both design and digital humanities to face up to the problematics of uncertainty, imprecision and curatorial process, including in relation to time itself.

Official URL: http://visiblelanguagejournal.com/issue/172/articl...
Subjects: Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V370 History of Design
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W210 Graphic Design > W213 Visual Communication
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: EPSRC, System Simulation Limited
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 14:50
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 11:03
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1703

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