Peirce's Sign Theory Summary

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A book by Bertolo in 2016 (Interactions on Digital Tablets in the Context of 3D Geometry Learning: Contributions and Assessments), states that the use of a 3D environment for learning leads to better recall and application learning through its visual and spatial elements. Learners also involve more emotion in the learning process because of the level of realism present in 3D compared to 2D medium. This is the reason why the researcher decided to use 3D in creating the character. Charles Peirce 's Sign Theory has been widely used in art history, art criticism, cultural studies, and anthropology (Iverson, 1988; Baldwin, 1981). In art, In Winfried Nöth 's paper in 2001 (Word and Image: Intermedial Aspects), he encourages the use of Peircian trichotomy…show more content…
The research was aiming to prove that Peirce’s ideas enlighten the concept of design as of a rule that is a purely methodological finality and that the idea of design discloses the very difficult conceptions that are implied within Peirce’s pragmatic ideas since such ideas appear to become unified by the very concept of the rule. This study discussed the concepts of design in Peirce’s Sign Theory in normative science categorized in three sections: Semiotics, Ethics, and Aesthetics. The paper also stated that the Semiotics in normative science is responsible for the “science of representation.” Semiotics also deals with the thought, representations and generalities of ideas. Semiotics is understood to be the abstract and logical theory of the action of signs or semiosis. The second category is Ethics. Ethics, as said in the study deals with the means and the finalities of an action. Ethics is responsible for unfolding the design’s overall character or the capacity to affect human affairs. Aesthetics is responsible for the end product. It also deals with the quality and further development of concrete reasonableness within the material world. The goal of this study was to prove the researchers’ underlying hypothesis that Charles Peirce’s Theory of Signs discloses a theory of design and that the idea of design was implied paradigm that articulates and guides both Peirce’s pragmatism and the theories that are the context and frame of his pragmatic understanding. The study revealed that for Pragmatism, design is a rule inferred from iconic experience. A pragmatic idea of design puts attention of readers in design notation
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