Transitions in Interface Objects: Searching Databases

Advances in Human-Computer Interaction. 2016;2016 DOI 10.1155/2016/5916843


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Journal Title: Advances in Human-Computer Interaction

ISSN: 1687-5893 (Print); 1687-5907 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Science: Mathematics: Instruments and machines: Electronic computers. Computer science

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Tim Gamble (Department of Psychology, University of Winchester, Winchester SO22 4NR, UK)

Jon May (School of Psychology, University of Plymouth, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 36 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Two experiments demonstrate that a list-like database interface which benefits from the persistence of contextual information does not show the same degree of benefit of collocating objects over display changes that has been previously observed in a map-searching study. This provides some support for the claim that the nature of the task must be taken into account in choosing how to design dynamic displays. We discuss the benefit of basing design principles on theoretical models derived from film cutting methods used in cinematography, so that they can be extended to novel design situations.