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A Historical Review of Visualization in Human Cognition

Educational Technology Research and Development Volume 43, Number 1, ISSN 1042-1629


Presents a historical overview of visualization as a cognitive strategy in human creativity, discovery, and problem-solving. Highlights include visualization as a cognitive strategy for solving everyday problems; visualization by scientists and inventors; counter examples; and implications for multimedia learning environments, instructional designers, and virtual reality. (LRW)


Rieber, L.P. (1995). A Historical Review of Visualization in Human Cognition. Educational Technology Research and Development, 43(1), 45-56. Retrieved June 25, 2019 from .

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