Digital Media Master Colloquium of Philipp Panhey: Investigating the effects of interaction modality on cognition in the context of public displays

General, Theses | 23.07.2015

Philipp Panhey successfully finished his Computer Science Master Thesis "Investigating the effects of interaction modality on cognition in the context of public displays.". Congratulations, Philipp!

This thesis investigates how common interaction techniques for large displays impact on recall in learning tasks. The work is motivated by results of prior research in different areas that attribute a positive effect of interactivity to cognition. Findings are presented from a controlled lab experiment with 32 participants comparing mobile phone-based interaction, touch in- teraction and full-body interaction to a non-interactive base- line. In contrast to prior findings, the  results reveal that more movement can negatively influence recall. In particular designers are facing an immanent trade-off between creating immersive and engaging user experiences and memorable content.

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