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

Dhaval Vyas, Hinal Bhatt, Lorenzo Moroni, Antinus Nijholt

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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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE 2011)
    EditorsAnke Dittmar, Peter Forbrig
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1029-1
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2011
    Event29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2011 - Rostock, Germany
    Duration: 24 Aug 201126 Aug 2011
    Conference number: 29

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    Conference29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2011
    Abbreviated titleECCE


    • METIS-285211
    • Ethnography
    • IR-79114
    • Tissue Engineering
    • EWI-21060
    • Visualization Practices
    • HCI
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • Regenerative Medicine

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