VizAbility (with CD-ROM) / Edition 1

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SHRINKWRAPPED MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE: DESCRIPTION: 200 Page Book, CD works with both Windows PC and Mac: US Edition: Description: Publication date March 18, 2004 : 208 Pages: ... VizAbility is an extensive course in visual thinking--V using seeing, drawing and imagining skills from everyday life to help students invent and communicate ideas. Benefits: Familiarizes the reader with the visual culture. VizAbility provides the opportunity to observe people part of this culture, listen to their ideas, and explore their workplaces. Makes readers aware of their own visual abilities. Provides training in specific areas - seeing, drawing, diagramming, and imagining - in order to hone the skills that are critical to participation in this culture. Enables readers to incorporate visual abilities into their own daily lives and academic and professional activities. Read more Show Less

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VizAbility? is an extensive course in visual thinking—V using seeing, drawing and imagining skills from everyday life to help students invent and communicate ideas. Both practical and mind-expanding, this integrated handbook and CD-ROM includes many drawing exercises, games, interviews with visual thinkers, and reflections on the nature of thinking. VizAbility encourages cycles of reflection and action, abstract ideas and concrete examples, by alternating between experiences of reading, hands-on computer activities, and off-screen sketching on paper. The book provides a broad conceptual overview of visual thinking while guiding the reader through the interactive experiences of the CD-ROM. By actively learning from this innovative book and CD-ROM, the reader will discover his or her natural visual abilities and learn to think, imagine, and communicate in exciting new ways.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534494568
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/18/2004
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristina Hooper Woolsey is a cognitive psychologist turned designer. A recognized technology pioneer, she has contributed to many innovations in media-rich technologies. She has taught at UC Santa Cruz and MIT, and was the Director of both the Atari Research Lab and the Apple Multimedia Lab.

Scott Kim is a puzzle designer who designs puzzles for computer games, magazines and education. He has written books in visual design, puzzles and mathematics education. He studied computers and graphic design at Stanford University.

Gayle Curtis is a product designer focused on the interaction design of software products and online ventures. He teaches courses in Visual Thinking and Human-Computer Interaction Design at Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

1. Environments 2. Culture 3. Seeing 4. Drawing 5. Diagramming 6. Imagining

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