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Graphic Intelligence

Drawing and Cognition


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Enrico Cicalò
    Pages 1-8
  3. Enrico Cicalò
    Pages 9-19
  4. Enrico Cicalò
    Pages 21-27
  5. Enrico Cicalò
    Pages 39-46
  6. Enrico Cicalò
    Pages 47-52
  7. Enrico Cicalò
    Pages 53-58
  8. Enrico Cicalò
    Pages 59-72
  9. Enrico Cicalò
    Pages 73-75

About this book


This book demonstrates and discusses the hypothesis that, within the theory of multiple intelligences, graphic intelligence can be isolated and defined as the ability to use graphic skills to solve problems and create products through the integration and coordination of eye, mind and hand, that is, visual perception, thought and graphic representation. Since it is essential to the development of thought in various disciplinary and professional fields, graphic intelligence is considered an intellectual skill that needs to be taught not only in specialist training, but also in general training and at all levels of education, from pre- and primary school to higher education. The book discusses the role of graphic intelligence within the design, scientific, artistic, education and communication disciplines, highlighting how graphic skills are fundamental to enhancing cognitive and imaginative abilities in all areas of training and professional knowledge.


Visual sciences image sciences Graphic Intelligence Graphic Communication visual perception visual learning

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Architettura, Design e UrbanisticaUniversity of SassariAlgheroItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Graphic Intelligence
  • Book Subtitle Drawing and Cognition
  • Authors Enrico Cicalò
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-45243-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-45244-5
  • Series ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 75
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Image Processing and Computer Vision
    Cognitive Psychology
    Graphic Design
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