Nils Gei├čler, Michela Tardella, Observational Drawing. From Words to Diagrams

In this paper we illustrate the observational activity we carried out during the workshop and its results. In our opinion this work is helpful to get a synopsis both of the event, as the development and communicative exchange of academic content, and the content itself. After introducing the criteria used for the design of an observation support tool, the observation grid, we present a list of words used to encircle the concept of model and the practice of modelling. This is followed by a list of metaphors employed in the processes of conceptualizing model and modelling, and of communicating research; finally, a list of explicit definitions is included. In the last paragraph we focus on an interesting experiment in visualizing the data extracted from each talk.

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