'Do They Look Different?' An Exploratory Eye Tracking Study of Whether the Scanpaths of Novice and Familiar Readers of Graphic Novels Differ on the Dominant/Inset Page Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
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  • Riddle, Mark
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
Abstract
  • Graphic novels, a large and growing part of the popular culture, are found across society from private homes to University Libraries. They have been found to be of benefit to early and reluctant readers and are also used for other tasks in the private and business sphere. As graphic novels become more popular, new forms of page layout are appearing. This exploratory study examined how university undergraduate's eyes traveled across specific 'dominant/inset' page layouts. Participants' eye tracking data were collected using a Tobii Pro X2-30 Eye Tracker. Participants' scanpaths were analyzed using visual analysis techniques to determine how closely they corresponded to the Chronological Sequence Path set by creators. This study found that readers more familiar with graphic novels read these pages in a smoother fashion and were less likely to revisit text than novices.
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  • Sturm, Brian
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  • Master of Science in Library Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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