Some Ways that Maps and Diagrams Communicate

  title={Some Ways that Maps and Diagrams Communicate},
  author={Barbara Tversky},
  booktitle={Spatial Cognition},
Since ancient times, people have devised cognitive artifacts to extend memory and ease information processing. Among them are graphics, which use elements and the spatial relations among them to represent worlds that are actually or metaphorically spatial. Maps schematize the real world in that they are two-dimensional, they omit information, they regularize, they use inconsistent scale and perspective, and they exaggerate, fantasize, and carry messages. With little proding, children and adults… CONTINUE READING
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