Feeling the life: a look into the visual culture of life scientists


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Vyas, Dhaval and Bhatt, Hinal and Moroni, Lorenzo and Nijholt, Anton (2011) Feeling the life: a look into the visual culture of life scientists. In: 29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2011, 24-26 August 2011, Rostock, Germany (pp. pp. 119-126).

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Abstract:In order to deal with human biological problems, life scientists have started investigating artificial ways of generating tissues and growing cells – leading to the evolution of tissue engineering. In this paper we explore visualization practices of life scientists working within the domain of tissue engineering. We carried out a small scale ethnographic exploration with 8 scientists and explored that the real value of scientists' experiments (and simulations), reasoning and collaborative processes go beyond their end results. We observed that these scientists' three-dimensional reasoning, corporeal knowledge and intimacy with biological objects and tools play a vital role in overall success.
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Copyright:© 2011 ACM
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/79114
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2074712.2074737
Conference URL:http://ecce2011.eace.net/
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