Exploring Animation as a Presentation Technique for Dynamic Information Sources
McCrickard, D. Scott
Stasko, John T.
Zhao, Qiang Alex
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The constantly growing and changing nature of certain information sources creates new problems in presenting it to the user. While it may be desirable to maintain awareness of changes to this information, it is typically not a person's primary task. This article describes how animation can be used to communicate dynamic information in a limited space and with limited disruption to the user. We focus on a study on the preferences and reactions of twenty-five participants to tkscore, an application that presents NCAA Tournament game scores using a variety of different animated displays. Results from the study are provided along with future research directions.