Color by numbers: Exploring color as classification notation

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Notation is a fundamental component to bibliographic classification. However, notation often is considered an afterthought despite its inherent role. Advances in technology and changing user needs imply the need for an evolution of classificatory notation. This exploratory poster will investigate the possible potential of color as classificatory notation by distilling the traditional functions of notation, examining theories and standards of color use, and considering their potential applications to classification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 iConference
Subtitle of host publicationCulture, Design, Society, iConference 2012
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 iConference: Culture, Design, Society, iConference 2012 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Feb 7 2012Feb 10 2012

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Other2012 iConference: Culture, Design, Society, iConference 2012
CityToronto, ON


  • bibliographic classification
  • color theory
  • notation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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