Research into Iconic Communication at the University of Brighton



The Rediffusion Simulation Research Centre is located in the Faculty of Art, Design & Humanities at the University of Brighton and is devoted to research into multimedia and related issues. It has strong links with traditional areas of art and design, such as graphic design, animation and fine art, as well as with major areas of computing, such as artificial intelligence and computational linguistics.

Key words

icons iconic languages animated help 


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rediffusion Simulation Research Centre, Faculty of Art, Design & HumanitiesUniversity of BrightonBrightonEngland

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