Archimedean Kaleidoscope: A Cognitive Tool to Support Thinking and Reasoning about Geometric Solids

  • Jim Morey
  • Kamran Sedig
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Abstract

This chapter presents an interactive visualization tool, Archimedean Kaleidoscope (AK). AK is a cognitive-scaffold tool aimed at supporting users’ cognitive activities while exploring and making sense of polyhedra visualizations. AK uses a three-dimensional kaleidoscopic metaphor to generate the visualizations. To aid users with their cognitive activities, AK produces the three-dimensional visualizations dynamically and provides a high level of interactivity with them. Additionally, the three-dimensional visuals are made metamorphic so as to help users investigate transitions and relationships among the different polyhedra.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jim Morey
    • 1
  • Kamran Sedig
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, Cognitive Engineering LaboratoryThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Cognitive Engineering LaboratoryThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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