2nd Visual Learning Conference – Budapest, Dec. 1–2, 2011
Venue: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1117 Budapest, Magyar tudósok körútja 2, Bld. Q, Wing A, 1st floor, Department of Technical Education.



Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

09:00 – 09:30 Opening addresses
Prof. Lajos IZSÓ, Head, Institute of Applied Pedagogy and Psychology
Prof. András BENEDEK, Head, Department of Technical Education
Prof. Kristóf NYÍRI, Department of Technical Education
Plenary session      Chair: Lajos IZSÓ
09:30 – 10:10 Branko MITROVIĆ:
Contemporary Theories of Vision: Implications for Architectural Theory
10:10 – 10:50 Jonathan SHIMONY – Jula WILDBERGER:
Teaching Classics Through Art: Visual Arts as a Tool for Enhancing Text Comprehension and Appreciation
Coffee break
Plenary session      Chair: Gábor PALLÓ, Senior Consultant, Visual Learning Lab
11:10 – 11:50 Rob FARROW – Tim COUGHLAN:
Reflecting on Digital Scholarship through Activity Visualization       The presentation
11:50 – 12:30 Dieter MERSCH:
Visual Arguments. On Diagrams and Mathematical Graphs
Lunch break
Parallel sessions
Section A      (Room 139)      Chair: Norma B. GOETHE Section B      (Room 102)      Chair: Jonathan SHIMONY
14:00 – 14:30 Francisco LÓPEZ CANTOS:
Research Fronts: The Use of Images
in the Forefront of Scientific Research
Robert GERO:
Creativity, The Performative Image, and Consciousness –
Creating Possible Worlds
14:35 – 15:05 Daniel L. GOLDEN:
Visualizing the Networks of Thought       The presentation
Zsuzsanna KONDOR:
Practice and Theory – Scope and Limits of Pictorial Representation
15:10 – 15:40

Kristóf NYÍRI:
Visualization in Mathematics –
Didactic Convenience or Cognitive Necessity?
Farewell to Icons, Embracing Colours!       The presentation
Coffee break
Section A      (Room 139)      Chair: Viktor BEDŐ Section B      (Room 102)      Chair: Branko MITROVIĆ
16:00 – 16:30 Sander MÜNSTER – Thomas KÖHLER:
3D Modeling as Tool for the Reconstruction and Visualization of Historic Items in Humanities       The presentation
Mediating Emotions via Visual Communications – An Exploration of the Visual Presentation of the Self via Mobile Communications
16:35 – 17:05 Zoltán SZŰTS:
The Quest for Realistic and 3D Visual Representation
on the World Wide Web
      The presentation
Gabriella NÉMETH:
The Gendered Ethos of the Internet:
The Feminine Potential in the Digi-Visual Era
17:10 – 17:40 György MOLNÁR:
Visual Thinking in the 3D World: Three-dimensional Applications in Teaching and Learning
The Art and Science of Perceiving and Theorizing –
Visual and Conceptual Learning in Goethe's Morphological Works

Conference dinner

Friday, Dec. 2, 2011

Plenary session     Chair: James E. KATZ
09:00 – 09:40 Petra ACZÉL:
Mediarhetoric – Visual Literacy
09:40 – 10:20 István MARADI:
The Coming of Age of the Televised Image – Interactivity for the Masses       The presentation
Coffee break
Plenary session     Chair: Kristóf NYÍRI
10:40 – 11:20 Norma B. GOETHE:
Visual Learning, Design, and Invention in Leibniz
Parallel sessions
Section A      (Room 139)      Chair: Rob FARROW Section B      (Room 102)      Chair: Robert GERO
11:25 – 11:55 András BENEDEK:
Bursts or Constant Light? On the Potential of Learning Networks
Zsuzsanna KEMENESI:
The Soul and the Memory in Japanese Photomedia
12:00 – 12:30 Robert ARNAUTU:
Understanding vs. Creativity in Visual Learning       The presentation
Ferenc ANDRÁS:
Visualization and the Aesthetics of Film       The presentation
12:35 – 13:05 Réka NAGY:
Visual Learning: Teaching with Pictures       The presentation
(Visualized) Images of Fragrance –
The Essence of Parfume Commercials
Lunch break
Section A      (Room 139)      Chair: Jula WILDBERGER Section B      (Room 102)      Chair: Ian SMYTHE
14:10 – 14:40 Gábor PALLÓ:
Images in Science: The Periodic Table
Visual Design and Brand Identity:
The Case of University Websites
14:45 – 15:15 Anna GYŐRFI:
Personalization of Visual Content in Educational Games
Viktor BEDŐ:
Implicit Knowledge in Design Thinking
15:20 – 15:50 Fanni ERDÉSZ:
Visual Learning and Visual Intelligence in Education through the Lenses of Cognitive Metaphor Theory and Howard Gardner
Connections of Image and Text in Digital and Handwritten Documents
The presentation
Coffee break
Plenary session      Chair: András BENEDEK
16:10 – 16:50 Ian SMYTHE:
Does Dyslexia Confer Visual Advantages in Society?
16:50 – 17:30 James E. KATZ:
Time and Biography – Folk Visual Metaphors
17:30 – 17:50 Concluding discussion

Farewell party