This article introduces the notion of visual thinking in HCI and interaction design. It also serves as a call for contributors to a new regular interactions section, the Visual Thinking Backpage Gallery (see sidebar). Visual thinking is the use of imagery and other visual forms to make sense of the world and to create meaningful content. Digital imagery is a special form of visual thinking, one that is particularly salient for HCI and interaction design. Digital photographs qualify as digital imagery only when they are also visual thinkingthat is, when they are instrumental in making sense or creating meaning.…
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