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Animation as Instructional Manual: The Effects of Representational and Motivational Animation on Usability

Jia, Min (2016) Animation as Instructional Manual: The Effects of Representational and Motivational Animation on Usability.

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Abstract:The purpose of this research is to determine the effect of representational and decorational animation on the usability of instructional manual. An experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of manuals with one of these two types of animations compared to that without animations on usability. The results show that animated instructional manuals had advantages in effectiveness, efficiency and learnability over non-animated manuals. Representational animated version prevails non-animated version in improving task efficiency. Both animated version showed advantage over non-animated manual in learnability. No significant differences were found in participants’ satisfaction, motivation and self-efficacy.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Communication Studies MSc (60713)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69119
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