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Improving users’ comprehension of changes with animation and sound: an empirical assessment

Schlienger, Céline and Conversy, Stéphane and Chatty, Stéphane and Anquetil, Magali and Mertz, Christophe Improving users’ comprehension of changes with animation and sound: an empirical assessment. (2007) In: 11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference - Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2007, 10-14 Sep 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74796-3_20


Animation or sound is often used in user interfaces as an attempt to improve users' perception and comprehension of evolving situations and support them in decision-making. However, empirical data establishing their real effectiveness on the comprehension of changes are still lacking. We have carried out an experiment using four combinations of visual and auditory feedback in a split attention task. The results not only confirm that such feedback improves the perception of changes, but they also demonstrate that animation and sound used alone or combined bring major improvements on the comprehension of a changing situation. Based on these results, we propose design guidelines about the most efficient combinations to be used in user interfaces.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Springer Verlag editor. The definitive version is available at http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-540-74796-3_20
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile - ENAC (FRANCE)
Other partners > Intuilab (FRANCE)
Other partners > Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile - DGAC (FRANCE)
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