During the paper session “Social networks and visualizations”, held on April 11 at HDRio2018 Congress, I presented the work “Perspectivas para integração do Design nas Humanidades Digitais frente ao desafio da análise de artefatos visuais” (“Perspectives for integrating Design in Digital Humanities in the face of the challenge of visual artifacts analysis”).
In this work, I outline initial considerations of a broader and ongoing research that seeks to reflect on the contributions offered by the field of Design in the conception of a graphical user interface that, along with computer vision and machine learning technologies, support browsing and exploration of large collections of images.
I believe my contribution raises three main discussions for the field of Digital Humanities:
- The investigation of large collections of images (photographs, paintings, illustrations, videos, GIFs, etc.) using image recognition techniques through a Machine Learning approach;
- The valorization of texts and media produced on social networks as a valid source of cultural heritage for Digital Humanities studies;
- Integration of Design principles and methodologies (HCI and visualization techniques) in the development of tools to retrieve, explore and visualize large image collections.
Slides from this presentation can be accessed here (Portuguese only).