Lines, Blobs, Crosses and Arrows: Diagrammatic Communication with Schematic Figures
In producing diagrams for a variety of contexts, people use a small set of schematic figures to convey certain context specific concepts, where the forms themselves suggest meanings. These same schematic figures are interpreted appropriately in context. Three examples will support these conclusions: lines, crosses, and blobs in sketch maps; bars and lines in graphs; and arrows in diagrams of complex systems.
KeywordsSchematic Figure Graphic Form Route Direction Spatial Schema Route Description
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