- learn about the conceptual framework Hodges' model. A tool that can help integrate HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION. The model is situated, facilitates person-centredness, integrated - holistic care and reflective practice. A new site using Drupal is an ongoing aim - the creation of a reflective workbench. Email: h2cmng @ yahoo.co.uk Welcome

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bliss + Symbols = Language for Care?

As I have written before on W2tQ the initial attraction of Hodges' model was its relation to brainstorming, mind-mapping, diagrams and the possibility of iconic languages. In addition, in the 1980s graphical user interfaces GUIs were introduced on microcomputers and PCs. There followed a rapidly expanding literature on icons, visual languages and interfaces. I had also heard of a Charles Bliss [ Charles K. Bliss (1897-1985) ] and Bliss Symbolics. So, to brainstorming ... we can add ideographs and pictographs.

This past week BBC Radio 4 explored the life and work of Charles Bliss and the application of Bliss in literacy, care and special needs education. The programme presented by Michael Symmons Roberts is available for 4 weeks. For its 30 minutes length the programme introduces Bliss himself, his life, aims, the challenges he and his wife faced and the ongoing legacy of his work. It could be argued - and has been - that this is a step backwards to hieroglyphs; but the programme is broader in its reference to 'care'...

humanistic --------------------------------------- mechanistic


Wikipedia - Portal:Constructed languages

BBC Radio 4
The Symbols of Bliss

Ideal of
Universal - International

In the 1990s I received some copies of a journal devoted to 'Unish' a constructed language. The link to unish.net does not seem to work, but the Wikipedia site below includes some details.