Connecting the dots : playful interactions with scientific image data in repositories

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Connecting the dots : playful interactions with scientific image data in repositories

Title: Connecting the dots : playful interactions with scientific image data in repositories
Author: Kallergi, Amalia
Publisher: Department of Imaging and Bioinformatics, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Faculty of Science, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2012-12-18
Keywords: Human computer interaction
Playful interfaces
Serious games
Scientific creativity
Scientific image
Data repository
Abstract: Scientific practice is an activity that is data-intensive and widely supported by computerized systems, data repositories included. It is also an activity that is highly creative and, as such, can benefit from a moment of openness, playfulness and exploration. Motivated also by recent developments in the field of Human Computer Interaction regarding play and games, this work investigates playfulness as a desirable attribute of a scientist's interaction with scientific data in repositories. Focus is on data repositories of a specific domain of science, i.e. the life sciences, and of a particular type of data, i.e. image data. Having introduced a new but relevant attribute for interfaces to scientific image repositories, i.e. playfulness, the question we ask is the following: What could playfulness with scientific images amount to and how do we design for it? Via case studies and reviews, we flesh out particular elements of play for exploration and implement artefacts, i.e. interfaces and games, that exemplify instances of playful interaction with image research material in collections.
Description: Promotor: J.N. Kok, Co-Promotor: F.J. Verbeek
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Citation: Kallergi, A., 2012, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/20303
 

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