The communicative functions of animation in user interfaces

  title={The communicative functions of animation in user interfaces},
  author={David G. Novick and Joseph Rhodes and Wervyn Wert},
To develop a model that relates the purpose of the communication to the nature of the animation, we surveyed existing user interfaces that use animation, analyzed these uses with respect to type of animation and communicative function, and considered ambiguous or otherwise difficult cases. From this analysis, we constructed a matrix with appropriateness/inappropriateness values for all combinations of communicative functions and animation types covered by our survey. To illustrate how the model… CONTINUE READING


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