• Text Visualisation Tool for Exploring Digitised Historical Documents

Vane, Olivia, 2018, Book Section, Text Visualisation Tool for Exploring Digitised Historical Documents In: Koskinen, Ilpo and Lim, Youn-kyung, (eds.) DIS '18 Companion Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems. ACM Press, NY, USA, pp. 153-158. ISBN 978-1-4503-5631-2

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This paper describes a prototype timeline tool designed for humanities researchers exploring digitised historical documents. The tool visualises keyword instances in context mapped by date, and can be used to explore commentary around themes through time. Through designing the tool and evaluating it with humanities scholars, the role of the designer in the digital humanities is explored. Interview evaluation with historians provides evidence for the tool's capacity to support historical research, but also raises design issues by pointing to the value of simple, minimal design in this domain for interpretability.

Official URL: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3197391.32054...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3197391.3205428
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Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 15:01
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2021 18:13
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3507
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