Thesis Topic Details

Topic ID:
473
Title:
When and how to use animation: Connecting human minds to computers.
Supervisor:
Nadine Marcus
Research Area:
multimedia, Psychology, Human Computer Intreaction
Associated Staff
Assessor:
Paul Ayres
Topic Details
Status:
Active
Type:
Research
Programs:
CS CE BIOM BINF SE
Group Suitable:
No
Industrial:
No
Pre-requisites:
Completion of a Human Computer Interaction or Psychology course is essential. An ability to conduct a basic scientific study and a willingness to do some background reading into Cognitive Load Theory is needed. Skills in producing basic graphics/animation will also be needed.
Description:
This project will involve creating and comparing two simple websites/applications/tasks with and without animation. Some user data will then need to be collected and statistically analysed to establish conditions under which animation is most useful

A credit grade or higher are needed for HCI or a similar course.
Comments:
This topic will be assessed by Dr Paul Ayres an expert in instructional animations within the School of Education Studies.
Past Student Reports
  Bejay Benjamin CLEARY in s2, 2009
When and how to use animation: Connecting human minds to computers.
  Patrick Pak Hang LAI in s2, 2012
When and how to use animation: Connecting human minds to computers.
  Nalin Surender NARANG in s2, 2012
When and how to use animation: Connecting human minds to computers.
  Ruth MIEROWSKY in s1, 2013
When and how to use animation: Connecting human minds to computers.
  Niloufar LAJEVARDI in s2, 2013
When and how to use animation: Connecting human minds to computers.
  Leah Haf Llwyd WILLIAMS in s1, 2014
When and how to use animation: Connecting human minds to computers.
 

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