Jean-Michel Boucheix

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In two experiments, we investigated how learners comprehend the functioning of a three-pulley system from a presentation on a computer screen. In the first experiment (N ¼ 62) we tested the effect of static vs. animated presentations on comprehension. In the second experiment (N ¼ 45), we tested the effect of user-control of an animated presentation on(More)
The effectiveness of animations containing two novel forms of animation cueing that target relations between event units rather than individual entities was compared with that of animations containing conventional entity-based cueing or no cues. These relational event unit cues (progressive path and local coordinated cues) were specifically designed to(More)
This experiment examines how, high and low mechanical and spatial abilities, learners understand an animation. Two variables were manipulated: the controllability of the animations and the task type of the learners to study the device. The comprehension test results indicated a positive effect of a fully controllable animation and also a positive effect of(More)
In two experiments we examined how learners understand an animation about a mechanical complex three pulleys system. In the first experiment were tested the animation user-control and the orientation of the attention of the learners. The second experiment tested the potential effect of adding signaling cues like arrows on the comprehension of the mechanical(More)
We provide psycholinguistic norms for a new set of 160 French idiomatic expressions and 160 proverbs: knowledge, predictability, literality, compositionality, subjective and objective frequency, familiarity, age of acquisition (AoA), and length. Different analyses (reliability, descriptive statistics, correlations) performed on the norms are reported and(More)