[Illustrating Research & Creativity #1] “What is ‘Contribution’? How to Do Research? ” Part 1/3

Illustrating Research and Creativity’

From this post, I would like to start a new series of blog posts, named ‘Illustrating Research and Creativity’.


Let’s start by looking at the webpage of CHI2021 (the biggest conference in our field).

from https://chi2021.acm.org/for-authors/presenting/papers/contributions-to-chi

Push the Edge of Human Knowledge

The first diagram is actually built upon the famous illustration, ‘The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D.’ by Prof. Matt Might. In case you don’t know, I paste it below. [If you already know this diagram, you can skip till the ==END OF REFERENCE==]

My Own Take: Adding Z-Dimension — The Dome

Ok, as I have clarified my interpretation, I would like to take you further… Here is my own modification to this illustration — by adding a new dimension, yeah literally, ‘The Z-dimension’.

Adding Z-Axis to ”The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D.” by Prof. Matt Might



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