Proposal 1.2

January 31, 2012

Concept II
Point Symbology Minimal Information Analysis

Recognition is a phenomenal and partially unresolved capability of the brain. We can recognize objects even in highly abstracted and distorted states. I am interested in the limits of our ability to recognize objects purely by proportion and relation. How accurately can simple points represent the likeness of objects? And how few points must there be? These are precursory questions that would guide my investigation. In the end, I would like to have a sample of extremely simplified point relations that unambiguously bring to mind objects to a large percentage of viewers. I believe this could give important insights on producing effective design.

http://www.pigeon.psy.tufts.edu/avc/kirkpatrick/, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4_mK9CebB4, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_neuroscience_of_visual_object_recognition

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