Semiotic interactions are related to the capturing by an interpretant (for instance a person, or a computer with sensor) of (properties of) real-world phenomena and situations as content (i.e. words, drawings, numbers), or to the interpretation of content as (future or past) real-world phenomena or situations. A semiotic interaction involves a person, or a sensing/actuating system (the interpretant), a sign (often content on an information carrier), and a referent (that is denoted by the sign).

Elemental semiotic interactions are joined into socio-semiotic interactions, as studied for instance in Feez (2007)[1] and the knowledge conversions of Nonaka [2].


These are some of the interactions to be included:

  • modelling, researching, learning;
  • socializing, externalizing, combining, internalizing (The SECI Model, on which more details are provided in [2].)
1. Feez, S., May 2007. Montessori’s mediation of meaning: a social semiotic perspective. Ph.D. thesis, University of Sydney. URL http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/1859