Proceedings of 2016 2nd International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2016)

Student Reading Strategies of GIS Workflow Diagrams

Authors
Zdena Dobesova
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Zdena Dobesova
Available Online July 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ichssr-16.2016.68How to use a DOI?
Keywords
education, eye-tracking, workflow, GIS, visual programming languages, ArcGIS.
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of 2016 2nd International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2016)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
July 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-235-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ichssr-16.2016.68How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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