CPSC533C Information Visualization Assignment 1
Instructor: Dr. Tamara Munzner
Student: Chia-Ning Chiang
Critiques on two pictures:
Source: Scientific American Mind. Scientific American Magazine, Special Edition ¡V Winter 2003.
This is a cover page of the special issue indicating the articles included are studying how the mind and brain work.
Source: ¡§The sentient office is coming,¡¨ The Economist, June 19 2003.
The picture here is to explain that
1. The picture doesn¡¦t clearly deliver the design message, it just seems like a man is watching a screen under some kind of surveillance.
2. The red color human figure does attract the focus on human, but doesn¡¦t give the idea of ¡§the sentient computing systems¡¨.
3. The texts (such as VOLUME ||||||¡K¡K)in the picture is tiny and vague which makes reader very hard to read.
4. The cell phone doesn¡¦t explain the situation of ¡§If you on the phone, the TV will turn the sound down¡¨.