history

links

Quinta-feira, 21 de Outubro de 2010
Notes on "How Users Perceive and Use Interactive Information Graphics: an Exploratory Study"

 

I'm writing down some notes on "How Users Perceive and Use Interactive Information Graphics: an Exploratory Study", a paper by Michael Burmester, Marcus Mast, Ralph Tille and Wibke Weber, for my Statistics class study, the impact of infographics and infovisualizations on social networking sites. As for my previous notes, all these are relevant reference notes for my thesis research.

 

Interactive information graphics become more and more important for conveying information and explain complex information clearly and intelligible. They’re still a young discipline, a product of the era of media convergence, and they take shape of a hybrid presentation of different media combined in an interplay bigger than the sum of the parts. Interactive infographics are also hypertextual and each of them focuses on one story at a time (Burmester, Mast et al. 2010).

 

The research about interactive information graphics is at its very beginning. The authors assume that consuming interactive information graphics is interest-driven and if information and interest matches, the user should be able to use interactive information graphics as long as they wish (Burmester, Mast et al. 2010). That’s the starting point of the author’s study.

 

Fourteen subjects participated in an eye-tracking, retrospective think-aloud empirical study, whose results show that users tend to skip, skim, and overlook information in order to learn more about the story. Also, it is noteworthy that many detected problems were typical website usability problems that have been known for a long time; high information density discouraged users to use the information graphic.(Burmester, Mast et al. 2010)

 

To conclude, the authors assume that the new challenge for designers is to converge old media with interactivity, though there are no conclusions about the amount of information users can remember, whether they prefer a linear or a non-linear storyline, which topic is particularly suitable for interactive storytelling, whether less media is more, or at what point users struggle with an information overload (Burmester, Mast et al. 2010).

 

At what point the user-experience paradigm of a regular social networking website could be boosted with a different, visualization-aware interface? If interactive information graphics tend to be quicker and more intelligible in understanding, why not focus further research and related empirical studies in a new typology of interaction based on interactive infographics?

 

 

Reference

Burmester, M., M. Mast, et al. (2010). "How Users Perceive and Use Interactive Information Graphics: an Exploratory Study." Information Visualisation (IV), 2010 14th International Conference 8.

 




mais sobre mim

 

Fevereiro 2011
Dom
Seg
Ter
Qua
Qui
Sex
Sab

1
2
3
4
5

6
7
8
9
10
11
12

13
14
16
17
18
19

20
21
22
23
24
25
26

27
28



Google Analytics