During summer 2014, the Toronto-based iSquare team and eleven international collaborators (shown below) launched a project to explore visual conceptions of information worldwide. Participants implemented the iSquare protocol to collect drawings of information from their classrooms. Altogether, the far flung team generated 541 "international iSquares" and is now conducting visual content analysis to characterize the drawings.
videos from our international collaborators
At the midway point of the project (November 2015), our international collaborators in Brazil, Finland, France, Iran/Malaysia, Russia, and Taiwan produced videos to describe their experiences. An edited, 11-minute compilation can be seen, at left. (Video editing and subtitles are by Bridgette Kelly and Stephanie Power.)
Here, you can also watch the individual 3-minute videos from Brazil (Mr. Lucas Almeida & Ms. Adriana Carla Silva de Oliveira), Finland (Dr. Isto Huvila), France (Dr. Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan), Iran/Malaysia (Ms. Zohre Dehghani), Russia (Dr. Galina Olzoeva), and Taiwan (Dr. Tien-I Tsai).
Mr. Lucas Almeida & Ms. Adriana Carla Silva de Oliveira
Program in Information Science
Federal University of Paraíba
João Pessoa, Brazil
See the video by Lucas and Adriana.
Dr. Jenna Hartel & the iSquare Team
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto
Dr. Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic
Department of Information Sciences
University J. J. Strossmayer
Dr. Isto Huvila
School of Business and Economics
Åbo Akademi University, Finland
See the video by Dr. Huvila.
Dr. Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan
School of Communication & Journalism
Aix-Marseille University, France
See the video by Dr. Ibekwe-SanJuan
Dr. Galina Olzoeva
Department of Library and Information Resources
The East Siberian Academy of Culture and Arts Ulan-Ude, Russia
See the video by Dr. Olzoeva.
Dr. Tien-I Tsai
Department of Library and Information Science
National Taiwan University
See the video by Dr. Tsai.