Effects of digital information characteristics on information selection and mental models

  • Ummelen, M.M.N. (Researcher)

    Project: Research project

    Project Details

    Description

    This project investigates factors which affect the process of information seeking, processing and the resulting mental models in documents. In particular, the project focuses on effects of the task structure. and document structure (classic document structures versus typically digital structures) on the type of information that is selected and the order in which it is selected. Also, effects of multimodal elements on information selection are studied. The questions will be addressed in a series of experiments. Different instruments for registering information selection and processing will be used: thinking aloud techniques, different ways of key and mouse logging, and eye tracking. By these means the project studies the information types that are selected, the order of selecting information and the processing strategies used.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/041/01/10

    Research Output

    • 2 Conference contribution
    • 1 Article

    I have been here before: An investigation into spatial verbalizations in hypertext navigation

    van Hooijdonk, C. M. J., Maes, A. & Ummelen, N., 2006, In : Information Design Journal. 14, 1, p. 8-21 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    5 Citations (Scopus)

    Using thinking aloud data to characterize cognitive tasks in hypertext

    van Hooijdonk, C. M. J., Maes, A. & Ummelen, N., 2005, International Professional Communication Conference Proceedings (IPCC). Limerick, Ireland: IEEE, p. 546-553 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Users' representation of spatial information on websites

    van Hooijdonk, C. M. J., Maes, A. & Ummelen, N., 2004, Proceedings of European Association for Research and Learning and Instruction, Special Interest Group Comprehension of Text and Graphics: Basic and Applied Issues. EARLI SIG (ed.). Valencia, Spain: EARLI SIG, p. 243-247 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review