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Thesis Research
The following research visualizes the interconnections between non-verbal gesture and verbal language. Gesture can enable or contradict speech. when the body movement by a speaker conveys a meaning that is different from the meaning conveyed in verbal language, it can confuse the listener.

Additional research on gesture and their aid in organizing information for the act of speaking revealed the tie between hand movements and event sequences conveyed in speech. Abstract objects and information are organized with the movements of the hands. Typography was placed at the point of the gesture’s origin and size was determined by the emphasis of the gesture. The sequences were combined to view the distance, range and emphasis of this individual’s gestural behavior.

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