Niklas Elmqvist, Ph.D.


  
Animation Timing
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Synopsis: Evaluating timing policies for animated transitions.

News

  • (2010-12-13) Accepted to CHI 2011! - Our full paper on temporal distortion for animated transitions has been accepted to the ACM CHI 2011 conference. See you in Vancouver in May!

Details

  • Start date: June, 2010

Animated transitions are popular in many visual applications but they can be difficult to follow, especially when many objects move at the same time. One informal design guideline for creating effective animated transitions has long been the use of slow-in/slow-out pacing, but no empirical data exist to support this practice. We remedy this by studying object tracking performance under different conditions of temporal distortion, i.e., constant speed transitions, slow-in/slow-out, fast-in/fast-out, and an adaptive technique that slows down the visually complex parts of the animation. Slow-in/slowout outperformed other techniques, but we saw technique differences depending on the type of visual transition.

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Publications

  • P. Dragicevic, A. Bezerianos, W. Javed, N. Elmqvist, J.-D. Fekete. Temporal Distortion for Animated Transitions. In Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 2009-2018, 2011. [PDF] [SlideShare] [BibTeX] [Website]

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