Rich pictures: a valuable means to explore complex IS issues

Tessa Berg, Robert John Pooley

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This paper discusses the value and interpretive risks when using iconography for system understanding using the rich picture tool. It is suggested that a visual language of pictures offers a way of global communication that far exceeds the limitations of text and speech. We argue that a simple graphic can be rapidly communicated, processed and transmitted within a large and culturally diverse audience in a way that is unique to graphic images. We suggest a natural intrinsic grammar belongs to the rich picture in terms of relationships, shape, connectors, context and sub-boundaries.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventUKAIS Conference Proceedings 2012 - UK, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Apr 201213 Apr 2012


ConferenceUKAIS Conference Proceedings 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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