International Conferences on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2014, Game and Entertainment Technologies 2014 and Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 15 - 19 July 2014, pp.99-106
Copyright © 2014 IADIS Press All rights reserved.Recently, with the advent of novel technologies, novel visualizations seemed to be emerging. Two of these are infographics and interactive timelines. A brief review of the literature showed that previous studies focused on effectiveness of different graphic designs as multimedia learning materials. In this study, relatively new graphic designs, namely, infographics and interactive timelines are compared according to their instructional effectiveness as multimedia learning materials. Ten graduate and eight undergraduate students participated to the current study. Retention test and eye tracking data are used for investigation. Eye tracking results showed that interactive timeline users spent more cognitive effort while reading, which was also reflected to the retention test results. All of the users gave more true answers to the interactive timeline questions.