28 August 2015
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
As promised, following our first lunchtime seminar on educational Apps, the second seminar will look at the icons for these apps through the lens of Cultural Analytics.
While cultural analytics has become a well-established visualization method for big image and video data, the domains in which it has been used have focused on traditional media. Magazine covers, photography, manga, and video frames have been the main domains of exploration so far. In this session, we propose cultural analytics as a means to analyze icons from EdTech software applications—these are not traditionally analyzed as media artifacts.
As a case study, we visualised and analysed the icons of 158,200 educational apps that were uploaded to Apple’s App Store from July 2008 to November 2014. Two interesting aspects to be covered, firstly, we demonstrate how analysing the software icons of an application domain (in our case, education) can help researchers gain insights into the domain. Secondly, a brief overview of a visualization technique we developed (“time-freeze” timeline) that helps follow a trail of an app’s icon through its updates.
is working on educational technology as the User Experience Lead in Learnovate Centre and as a researcher at the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group in Trinity College, the University of Dublin.
is working on educational technology as a Technology Lead in Learnovate Centre and as a researcher at the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group in Trinity College, the University of Dublin.
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