Observations and Models

By Eugene Park.

Published by The International Journal of the Image

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Published online: June 5, 2014 $US5.00

Science is a never-ending negotiation between models and observation. Out of observational data, scientists construct models, which in turn guide and filter our observations of the world. The relationship between observation and models is not a linear path, but a cyclical rhythm as one defines, edits, and validates the other. It is a perpetual loop that alternates between the reality of everyday life and the conceptual realms of mathematics and philosophy. This paper presents how the practice of graphic design influenced the dynamic exchange between observation and models.

Keywords: Visualization, Observations, Models

The International Journal of the Image, Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2014, pp.29-35. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 5, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 452.787KB)).

Eugene Park

Assistant Professor, College of Design, University of Minnesota--Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN, USA