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Some aspects of comprehension of technical diagrams: an intercultural study

Deregowski, J.B. and Dziurawiec, S. (1986) Some aspects of comprehension of technical diagrams: an intercultural study. Le Travail Human, 49 (1). pp. 43-60.

Abstract

This paper deals with some aspects of the difficulties encountered by subjects (students of engineering, industrial apprentices, miners) drawn from traditionally non-pictorial cultures when dealing with technical drawings and their derivatives. It presents a series of experiments involving "impossible" figures as well as a study concerned with interpretation of Geometrical diagrams. The results indicate that the difficulties encountered do not arise from an inability to perceive a pattern of lines as representing a solid object but rather from the inability to arrive at a correct percept of the depicted object.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Presses Universitaires de France
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/33763
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