Features

XXIII.4 July - August 2016
Page: 52
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Bringing research articles to life with animated figures


Authors:
Tovi Grossman, Fanny Chevalier, Rubaiat Kazi

A picture is worth a thousand words. Scientists have long recognized this idea, and have been including charts, drawings, and photographs in their research articles even before the availability of desktop computers and document-editing software. Similarly, we would argue that a video or animation can, in some cases, be more effective at expressing a concept than a static image. This is especially the case in research areas such as human-computer interaction (HCI) and computer graphics, which deal with animation and interactive systems. Insights Surprisingly, scientific papers with embedded videos or animations are rarely published. Instead, venues may allow…




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