User Study on Visual Thinking Using Analogue and Digital Tools
When performing knowledge- and information-intensive tasks, users often perform “visual thinking” (e.g., marking, sketching, grouping) to externalize their thoughts. Knowledge workers thereby often switch between analogue and digital tools, which has a strong effect on the visual thinking strategies they use.
In this thesis, visual thinking strategies should be compared, depending on whether users are provided with analogue or digital tools. In a controlled user study, users should solve a complex task either using a normal desktop PC or using pen and paper. The thesis should identify commonalities and differences in visual thinking caused by the different tools.
- Strong interest in human-computer interaction and information visualization
- Previous experience with user studies is advanteous, but not required
The material and room for conducting the experiment will be provided.