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

Vyas, Dhaval, Bhatt, Hinal, Moroni, Lorenzo, & Nijholt, Anton (2011) Feeling the life : a look into the visual culture of life scientists. In Dittmar, Anke & Forbrig, Peter (Eds.) Proceedings of the 29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ACM, Rostock, Germany, pp. 119-126.

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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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ID Code: 71336
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: HCI, Ethnography, tissue engineering, Visualization Practices, Regenerative Medicine
DOI: 10.1145/2074712.2074737
ISBN: 9781450310291
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 12 May 2014 03:52
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 16:50

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