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Using images Using images Presentation Transcript

  • Using Images in Academic Work LBRY 3020 3/7/13 Jennifer Mayer
  • Overview• Why use images in your work?• Sources for images• Issues and challenges of image use• Different ways to use images
  • Why use images in your work?• People are increasingly visual• Research: picture superiority effect (Paivio, 1990; Kosslyn, 1981; Nelson, 1979)• Text + images = learning. Pick your theory: – Dual code processing – Left brain/right brain – Multiple intelligences – Preferred learning styles – Cognitive load theory
  • Images may be used to . . .• Add appeal• Add emotional impact• Communicate information concisely• Illustrate a concept• Promote critical thinking
  • Adding visual appeal vs.
  • Adding emotionPresident Clinton pauses at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial inWashington, Monday, May 31, 1993, after giving a Memorial DaySpeech at the Wall. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
  • Condense Information
  • http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Wyoming/Publications/Livestock,_Dairy,_Poultry/late-sheep.pdf
  • Source: Wyoming Agriculture Statistics, 2006
  • Communicate information concisely• Flowcharts• Illustrations• Maps Information design: Tufte (1983, 1991, 1997, 2006)
  • Text as a “picture” Robinson, D.H., Robinson, S.L., & Katayama, A.D. (1999). When words are represented in memory like pictures: evidence for spatial encoding of study materials. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 24, 38-54.
  • Illustrate a conceptDorito Polyhedron, Tim Hawkinson, 1991, ARTstor
  • Other ways to illustrate concepts: • Flow charts • Diagrams • Charts • Animations • Photographs
  • ENIAC computer 1/1/46, University of Pennsylvania, AP Images
  • Media LiteracyBMW magazine advertisement, 2008-2009
  • Artistic or Creative ImagesGreek, Pair of Eyes, 5th Century B.C., Bronze, marble, frit, quartz, obsidian.Metropolitan Museum of Art, ARTstor.
  • Sources for Images
  • http://www-lib.uwyo.eduSubject listImages
  • UW Libraries ImageDatabases • AP Images • ARTstor • Ebsco Images
  • Open access sites• Wikimedia Commonshttp://commons.wikimedia.org• Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/creativecommo ns/• Digital collections, Wyoming-relatedhttp://digital.uwyo.edu/• Boston U. Library images on the web:http://www.bu.edu/library/instruction/findimages/
  • Issues and Challenges• Quality, features• Copyrighthttp://www.bu.edu/library/instruction/findimages/copyright.html• Citing imageshttp://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/daap/resources/visualresources/how_to/cite_image.html
  • References• Lohr, Linda L. Creating Graphics for Learning and Performance, 2003.• Mayer, Jennifer and Cheryl Goldenstein. “Academic Libraries Supporting Visual Culture: A Survey of Image Access and Use.” Art Documentation 28.1 (Spring 2009): 16-28.• Tufte, Edward R. Beautiful Evidence. Cheshire, Conn: Graphics Press, 2006. Print.