SIG 02 Comprehension of Text and Graphics

Coordinators

Mission Statement

SIG2 2 focuses on how learning is influenced by the form of representation that learners study. Historically, we focussed on text and picture comprehension but given the explosion of representations made available since the introduction of graphical interfaces, the SIG now considers all forms of representation including but not limited to: text, pictures, graphs, diagrams, concept maps, animations, equations, virtual reality, information and scientific visualization, haptics, multimedia, hypermedia, and simulations.

Previous coordinators

Former Sig 2 Coordinators

  • 2017 - 2021: Alexander Eitel
  • 2015 - 2019: Mireille Bétrancourt
  • 2013 - 2017: Huib Tabbers
  • 2011 - 2015: Erica de Vries
  • 2009 - 2013: Katharina Scheiter
  • 2007 - 2011: Fons Maes
  • 2005 - 2009: Shaaron Ainsworth
  • 2001 - 2005: Eduardo Vidal-Abarca
  • 1999 - 2003: Herre van Oostendorp
  • 1997 - 2001: Jean-Francois Rouet
  • 1993 - 1999: Ulrich Glowalla & Frank de Jong
  • 1987 - 1993: Bernadette van Hout-Wolters & Wolfgang Schnotz (founders of this SIG)

Former Sig 2 JURE Coordinators

  • 2019 - 2021: Ondřej Javora
  • 2015 - 2017: Juliette Désiron
  • 2013 - 2015: Neil Jacobson
  • 2011 - 2013: Jonathan Groff
  • 2009 - 2011: Anne Schüler
  • 2007 - 2009: Marije van Amelsvoort

Past conferences

SIG 2 Biennial Conference 2022

  • Theme: Text and Graphics Comprehension in a Digital World - Potential and Challenges
  • Date: 29th - 31st of August, 2022
  • Place: Kiel, Germany
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SIG 2 Biennial Conference 2020

  • Theme: Interactivity in text and graphics research: from self-paced slides to educational games
  • Date: 31st of August - 2nd of September, 2020
  • Place: Online
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SIG 2 Biennial Conference 2018

  • Theme: Forest before trees - Towards identifying general patterns in text and graphics research
  • Date: 27th - 29th of August, 2018
  • Place: Freiburg, Germany
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