Student Reading Strategies of GIS Workflow Diagrams
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- education, eye-tracking, workflow, GIS, visual programming languages, ArcGIS.
This paper describes the results of eye-tracking testing of workflow diagrams from ArcGIS ModelBuilder. The respondents were 26 students of study branch Geoinformatics and Geography at Palacky University. The article describes that the reading patterns could be detected as aggregation from scanpath of respondents. The aggregation of trajectories is better that to explore the individual respondent scanpath separately. The combination of both methods helps to discover the complicated behavior of respondents. Punctually exploring of eye tracking outputs brought evidence that the student reading strategies are influenced by the arrangement of workflow diagrams, especially by the orientation. The main orientation of diagram determines the main reading flow. In fact, the respondents do not start reading at the starting graphical elements and also the flow of reading ends earlier than the end of the diagram is. In the case of more branches of the diagram, the top (or left) branch is read more carefully than the second branch of the diagram.
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TY - CONF AU - Zdena Dobesova PY - 2016/07 DA - 2016/07 TI - Student Reading Strategies of GIS Workflow Diagrams BT - Proceedings of 2016 2nd International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 319 EP - 325 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ichssr-16.2016.68 DO - 10.2991/ichssr-16.2016.68 ID - Dobesova2016/07 ER -