Thursday, December 07, 2006

Guidelines for Web Animation

Guidelines for designing websites with animation ...

"Human-computer interaction in the large is an interdisciplinary area which attracts researchers, educators, and practioners from many differenf fields. Human-computer interaction studies a human and a machine in communication, it draws from supporting knowledge on both the machine and the human side. This paper is related to the human side of human-computer interaction and focuses on animations. The growing use of animation in Web pages testifies to the increasing ease with which such multimedia features can be created. This trend shows a commitment to animation that is often unmatched by the skill of the implementers. The paper presents a set of guidelines and tips to help designers prepare better and more effective Web sites. These guidelines are drawn from an extensive literature survey.

1. Introduction
Human-computer interaction (HCI) is known as an interdiciplinary area which attracts researchers, educators, and practioners from many differenf fields.There is currently no agreed upon definition of the range of topics which form the area of human-computer interaction. However, it is a discipline concerened with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with study of major phenomena surrounding them1.

Human-computer interaction in the large is an interdisciplinary area. It is emerging as a specialty concern within several disciplines such as computer science, psychology, sociology and anthropology, and industrial design. So, human-computer interaction studies a human and a machine in communication, it draws from supporting knowledge on both the machine and the human side. On the machine side, techniques in computer graphics, operating systems, programming languages, and development environments are relevant. On the human side, communication theory, graphic and industrial design disciplines, linguistics, social sciences, cognitive psychology, and human performance are relevant. And, of course, engineering and design methods are relevant.

This paper is related to the human side of human-computer interaction and focuses on animations. The paper presents a set of guidelines and tips to help designers prepare better and more effective web sites. These guidelines are drawn from an extensive literature survey coloured by personal experience."    (Continued via uiGarden)    [Usability Resources]

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