[Art_beyond_sight_theory_and_research] value of the nonessential

John Kennedy kennedy at utsc.utoronto.ca
Tue Mar 17 00:38:30 UTC 2015

The time for this will come. Once observers are highly practiced, they
will want design, decor, fashion, over-the-top as well as plain jane
styles. They will invent styles. And appreciate unique individuals and
their style. It will come.

> Hi again,
> In the last email I tried to suggest a case for "decoration graphics".
> Wondering if they are important or possibly important?
> Another analogy: It is often said that the best way to get vitamins is
> by eating the whole fruit/vegtable instead of just vitamin pills. That
> is because the fruit/vegtable also brings with it many unknown
> nutritional values that are unknown to us and useful.
> So sort of suggesting that "decoration graphics" are a type of
> nutritional value that can have value but at the present is not
> considered.    That since they are not seen as "vitamins" they are
> deemed not useful.
> At this time making tactile graphics is pretty time consuming. The
> tactiles I think most people concentrate on making are the important
> ones for a text. Currently there is no easy way to machine generate a
> complicated graphic - it requires a person to adapt one. So one might
> argue that "decoration" graphics are not made because they would take up
> the time required to make the essential tactile graphics. Have they been
> dismissed because of this and therefore we have not considered their
> value?
> But what if there is essential nutritional value to these "decoration"
> graphics?
> What if such "decoration graphics" in a school book were included with
> the important ones? How could this be done?
> I am thinking that these would be made in a simple way. A restricted
> amount of lines, dots and areas.
> These would be easily read, help maintain a students feeling of
> accomplishment of reading tactiles, act as a warm up for the more
> difficult tactiles, and increase the tactile graphic vocabulary
> Perhaps these are some of the values of "decoration" graphics - a type
> of fruit fiber.
> What do you think?
> Lisa
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John M Kennedy FRSC
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Professor of Psychology
University of Toronto
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