Lines, Blobs, Crosses, and Arrows: Diagrammatic Communication with Schematic Figures
B. Tversky, J. Zacks, P. U. Lee, J. Heiser 2000 in M. Anderson, P. Cheng, and V. Haarslev (eds.), Theory and Application of Diagrams, Berlin: Springer p221-230
In making diagrams to communicate, people use a small number of symbols or schematic figures. The meaning of a diagram as a whole depends in part on the schematic figures used within the diagram and the figures ability to suggest meaning on their own. The meanings of the figures change depending on the context in which they are used. Yet people appropriately interpreted schematic figures in different contexts. The author has made available a pdf version of this resource under the 'Diagrams' heading at the URL listed below.