Abstract

This study investigated the aptness of digital-media visual representations of Taiwanese endemic bird species. First, expert interviews were conducted to obtain crucial graphic design-related bird features. Second, we applied graphic rendering and overall-conformation extraction to three stylizations—2D design and color block, 2D design and gradation, and stereoscopic effect and gradation. Degrees of similarity were tested, involving 239 participants aged 20–45. The results showed that (1) the crucial features in bird-related graphic design are body-part color, overall tone, the conformation of individual body parts, overall contour and style, and wing color. (2) Graphic designs based on the 2D design and color block approach yielded the greatest recognizability. (3) In single-colored birds, color contrasts constitute the most apparent features. (4) The conformation of bird body parts should be retained in bird-related design for better visual representations and recognizability. Further study will adopt interactive information design and explore digital-media applications of visualized bioinformatics.

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endemic bird species of Taiwan, visual graphics, animal graphic design, flat design

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Visual Representations of Taiwanese Endemic Bird Species on Digital Media

This study investigated the aptness of digital-media visual representations of Taiwanese endemic bird species. First, expert interviews were conducted to obtain crucial graphic design-related bird features. Second, we applied graphic rendering and overall-conformation extraction to three stylizations—2D design and color block, 2D design and gradation, and stereoscopic effect and gradation. Degrees of similarity were tested, involving 239 participants aged 20–45. The results showed that (1) the crucial features in bird-related graphic design are body-part color, overall tone, the conformation of individual body parts, overall contour and style, and wing color. (2) Graphic designs based on the 2D design and color block approach yielded the greatest recognizability. (3) In single-colored birds, color contrasts constitute the most apparent features. (4) The conformation of bird body parts should be retained in bird-related design for better visual representations and recognizability. Further study will adopt interactive information design and explore digital-media applications of visualized bioinformatics.

 

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