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Using film cutting in interface design

May, J., Barnard, P. and Dean, M. (2003) Using film cutting in interface design. Human-Computer Interaction, 18. pp. 325-372. ISSN 0737-0024


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It has been suggested that computer interfaces could be made more usable if their designers utilized cinematography techniques, which have evolved to guide the viewer through a narrative despite frequent discontinuities in the presented scene (i.e., cuts between shots). Because of differences between the domains of film and interface design, it is not straightforward to understand how such techniques can be transferred. May and Barnard (1995) argued that a psychological model of watching film could support such a transference. This article presents an extended account of this model, which allows identification of the practice of collocation of objects of interest in the same screen position before and after a cut. To verify that filmmakers do, in fact, use such techniques successfully, eye movements were measured while participants watched the entirety of a commercially

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2003, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Department of Psychology (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 20 May 2005
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 11:05
Published Version: http://hci-journal.com/
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1207/S15327051HCI1804_1
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/470

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