Documenting Subjective Interpretations of Illustrated Book Covers for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

  • Piotr Michura Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow
  • Stan Ruecker
  • Gerry Derksen Winthrop University
  • Milena Radzikowska Mount Royal University
  • Teresa Dobson University of British Columbia
Keywords: INKE, IBIS, Repertory Grid, visualization, visual documentation, Lewis Carroll, Alice


In the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project, our primary focus of attention has been on text. In this paper, we discuss our recent innovations in finding ways to capture the subjective interpretation of visual information that has in some way been connected with texts. Previous work has focused on test-based semantic differentials, but our current project extends beyond to triads, and beyond text-based difference poles to image-based difference poles. As our case study, we apply the method to illustrated book covers for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Author Biography

Stan Ruecker
Stan Ruecker is Associate Professor at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, 350 North La Salle Street, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL, USA 60610