ERIC Number: ED362168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Different Computer Graphics for Girls and Boys? Preliminary Design Guidelines.
Jakobsdottir, Solveig; Krey, Cynthia L.
A gender gap between boys and girls has been reported in computer usage. Graphics may play a role in bridging that gap because of their motivational value. The literature reports gender differences regarding graphic content, color, detail, size, and movement. Based on these findings, preliminary design guidelines for graphics in computer-based instructional materials to increase attention and invoke interest of both sexes are proposed. Cross-cultural and age differences need to be examined, and the validity of the preliminary guidelines tested to develop operational guidelines. (Contains 22 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (15th, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 13-17, 1993); see IR 016 300.