Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106154
Title:
Who's Zooming Whom? Attunement to animation in the interface
Author:
Chui, Michael; Dillon, Andrew
Editors:
Kraft, Donald H.
Citation:
Who's Zooming Whom? Attunement to animation in the interface 1997-01, 48(11):1067-1072 Journal of the American Society for Information Science
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Journal of the American Society for Information Science
Issue Date:
Jan-1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106154
Submitted date:
2006-07-10
Abstract:
A number of references in the Human-Computer Interaction literature make the common-sense suggestion that the animated zooming effect accompanying the opening or closing of a folder in the Apple Macintosh graphical user interface aids in a user's perception of which window corresponds to which folder. We examine this claim empirically using two controlled experiments. Although we did not find a statistically significant overall difference resulting from the presence or absence of the zooming effect, a post hoc analysis revealed a highly significant interaction between the experience of users with the Macintosh user interface and the zooming effect. This individual difference suggests that users become attuned to the informational content of the zooming effect with experience.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Human Computer Interaction; Hypertext and Hypermedia; User Studies
Local subject classification:
Zoomable user interfaces; Animation; HCI; User aids; Usability

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChui, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.editorKraft, Donald H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-10T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:41:43Z-
dc.date.issued1997-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-07-10en_US
dc.identifier.citationWho's Zooming Whom? Attunement to animation in the interface 1997-01, 48(11):1067-1072 Journal of the American Society for Information Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106154-
dc.description.abstractA number of references in the Human-Computer Interaction literature make the common-sense suggestion that the animated zooming effect accompanying the opening or closing of a folder in the Apple Macintosh graphical user interface aids in a user's perception of which window corresponds to which folder. We examine this claim empirically using two controlled experiments. Although we did not find a statistically significant overall difference resulting from the presence or absence of the zooming effect, a post hoc analysis revealed a highly significant interaction between the experience of users with the Macintosh user interface and the zooming effect. This individual difference suggests that users become attuned to the informational content of the zooming effect with experience.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.subjectHuman Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subjectHypertext and Hypermediaen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherZoomable user interfacesen_US
dc.subject.otherAnimationen_US
dc.subject.otherHCIen_US
dc.subject.otherUser aidsen_US
dc.subject.otherUsabilityen_US
dc.titleWho's Zooming Whom? Attunement to animation in the interfaceen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the American Society for Information Scienceen_US
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