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Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw is a public university of visual and applied arts located in the Polish capital. The Academy traces its history back to the Department of Arts founded at the Warsaw University in 1812. As a separate institution it was founded in 1844 during the Partitions of Poland. In an upgrade in 1904 it was named the Warsaw School of Fine Arts; and in 1932 it received recognition as an Academy. Wikipedia.

Lisiecka K.,University of Warsaw | Rychwalska A.,University of Warsaw | Samson K.,Wroclaw University | Lucznik K.,University of Plymouth | And 3 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2016

Rapid development of information and communications technologies (ICT) has triggered profound changes in how people manage their social contacts in both informal and professional contexts. ICT mediated communication may seem limited in possibilities compared to face-to-face encounters, but research shows that puzzlingly often it can be just as effective and satisfactory. We posit that ICT users employ specific communication strategies adapted to particular communication channels, which results in a comparable effectiveness of communication. In order to maintain a satisfactory level of conversational intelligibility they calibrate the content of their messages to a given medium's richness and adjust the whole conversation trajectory so that every stage of the communication process runs fluently. In the current study, we compared complex task solving trajectories in chat, mobile phone and face-to-face dyadic conversations. Media conditions did not influence the quality of decision outcomes or users' perceptions of the interaction, but they had impact on the amount of time devoted to each of the identified phases of decision development. In face-to-face contacts the evaluation stage of the discussion dominated the conversation; in the texting condition the orientation-evaluation-control phases were evenly distributed; and the phone condition provided a midpoint between these two extremes. The results show that contemporary ICT users adjust their communication behavior to the limitations and opportunities of various media through the regulation of attention directed to each stage of the discussion so that as a whole the communication process remains effective. © Copyright: 2016 Lisiecka et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Kwiatkowska J.,Tallinn University | Szostek A.,Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw | Lamas D.,Tallinn University
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series | Year: 2014

It is undoubted that design is of great importance for companies at present. Therefore, an increasing number of companies decide to align their offerings with user needs and desires and deliver recognized design values in final products or services. Nevertheless, the role of business is to deliver profitable products or services, which bring return on investment as well as meet other company requirements. Although a high interest in design deliverables might be distinguished, in practice design values tend to fall behind business decisions and overall low awareness of user needs can be observed throughout the company. Finally, there is the gap between the design and business. This article describes work in progress aimed at investigating and systematizing the understanding of the gaps between the design and business. On the basis of the literature review and conducted interviews it identifies relevant research gaps and questions that would benefit future scholarly attention. Copyright 2014 ACM..

Sklodowski M.,Polish Academy of Sciences | Pawlowski P.,Polish Academy of Sciences | Gorecka K.,Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2014

The presented research is based on the on-site geometrical measurements analysis related to conservation works of the canvas “Adoration of the Magi” carried out in the Saint Aubain cathedral in Namur (Belgium). The paper presents considerations related to geometrical modeling of the painting shape based on 3D point cloud measurements and experimental and theoretical analysis of fundamentals of stretching of large curvilinear canvas. The considerations can be extended to multi-surface curvilinear canvas paintings. © 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

The paper discusses the necessity of comprehensive approach to a monument on the example of the conservation work carried out in the Saint Anne’s academic church in Warsaw. It is important to save the material substance together with the cultural context of the object, which requires full understanding of its iconography and religious content. Saint Anne’s church was built on the slope of the Vistula river in the XVth century. It was a temple of the Friars Minor Order. From the beginning such a location of the building caused a lot of construction problems. The necessity of recent rescue works (in 2013) in the nave of the church was an opportunity for conservation and restoration of the polychrome decoration, dating from the XVIIIth century, created by one of the monks, Valenty Zebrowski. The works on the construction became an occasion to carry out researches on the technique and technology of the paintings, as well as on their iconographic and religious message. During conservation works, the iconography of the scenes was correctly interpreted, repaintings were removed and missing pieces of the original composition reconstructed in a new way. © 2016, Ecozone, OAIMDD. All rights reserved.

Kwiatkowska J.,Tallinn University | Szostek A.,Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw | Lamas D.,Tallinn University
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2014

This paper focuses on ways of supporting business in staying focused on the identified design values throughout the entire product or service development process. Based on literature review we propose design artefacts as business decision prompts. This consideration is used to structure and discuss probes artefacts as business decision prompts. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.

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