Fluid Infusion framework demo design

James William Yoon jyoon at ocad.ca
Thu Sep 30 18:57:36 UTC 2010


Hi all,

I've attached an updated framework demo mockup to show where the proposed
audiozations would fit in. It's a simple addition GUI-wise, but would of
course require some of content-to-audio conversion routine in the back
(something I imagine we'll be thinking more about in the course of Floe as
well).

James

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM, James William Yoon <jyoon at ocad.ca> wrote:

> Hi Colin,
>
> Thanks for the feedback. You make some excellent points.
>
> 1. Keyboard navigation and labelling for the colour picker will be very
>> useful
>>
>
> Agreed--both keyboard navigation and colour labeling will be important to
> consider.
>
> On that note, at one point I wondered if it would make more sense to use
> distinctive, memorable labels that weren't colour names to overcome the
> problems associated with labeling comparable shades of colour. On further
> thought, however, I realized it's likely best to label the colours normally
> for at least two related reasons: 1) to avoid segregation of vision and
> screen reader users (different "content" between vision and screen reader
> users doesn't make sense here), and 2) to be consistent across modes, not
> just within.
>
> 2. Alternative renderings for the various visualizations.
>>
>
> This is a tricky one. Information visualizations are visual artifacts
> designed to exploit the visual cognition capacity of humans. I think the
> idea of creating alternate modalities for each type of visualization that
> carries the same design intent would thus be very difficult or impossible
> (it would imply a natural mapping between visual and auditory cognition;
> does it exist?).
>
> We could, however, relatively easily provide various audiozations alongside
> the visualizations--not as alternatives to specific visualizations, but as
> complementary transformations of the same data.
>
> A reasonable description of the more complex visualizations could be useful
>
>
> Definitely. I started on some of descriptions of the
> visualizations--they're alongside the visualizations in mockups 03 and 03B
> (Latin filler elsewhere).
>
>
>> and we might want to consider what a text-only or audio rendering might
>> look like.
>
>
> Agreed. Interestingly, one can think of the demo beyond demonstrating the
> Infusion framework, and more as an exercise in content transformation. We
> have a set of data, represented in raw text form, and the intention of the
> demo is to take the message and convert it into different mediums: various
> visual modes, and perhaps various audio modes too (and maybe, in the future,
> even different tactile modes too).
>
> This also makes for some interesting thinking about learner preferences
> too. Do I learn best through the textual form, one of the visual forms, or
> one of the audio forms? And, what do/can I learn from one mode that I didn't
> learn from the other?
>
> Cheers,
> James
>
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