Simple motion has great potential for visually encoding information but there are as yet few experimentally validated guidelines for its use. Two studies were carried out to look at how efficiently simple motion cues were detected and how distracting they were in different task contexts. The results show that motion outperforms static representations and identify certain types of motions which are more distracting and irritating than others.
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
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Jul 9 - Jul 13, 2001
Bartram, Lyn; Ware, Colin; and Calvert, Tom, "Moving Icons, Detection and Distraction" (2001). Interact. 214.