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Title: Communicating content: development and evaluation of icons for academic document triage through visualisation and perception
Authors: Mavri, Aekaterini 
Loizides, Fernando 
Zantides, Evripides 
Keywords: Αcademic document triage
Icons
Ιnterface design
Perceptions
Visual representation
Visualisation
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2016
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Source: Behaviour and Information Technology, 2016, Volume 35, Issue 9, Pages 758-780
Abstract: This work seeks to identify key features and characteristics for the design of icons that can support the tasks of information seekers in academic document triage interfaces. Such icons are meant to act as visual links to the specific elements or sections in an academic document. We suggest that icons in triage interfaces are better able to communicate information, provide feedback and enable faster user interactions than text, particularly in mobile-based interfaces. Through investigation of visualisation and perception processes, we are able to propose five primary icon categories, the two most dominant being iconic and symbolic: iconic representations mostly apply to graphically and spatially distinct document elements (i.e. Title, Abstract, Tables and Figures), externalising the elements’ surface propositions. Symbolic representations are largely associated with elements of greater semantic value (Introduction, Conclusion, Full text and Author), drawing upon the elements’ deep propositions.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/9340
ISSN: 0144929X
Rights: © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
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