There is a real desire to study how we understand science images. How do we learn from these images? How much do variations in presentation affect comprehension? Are there differences between experts and novices in terms of what we take away from the images?
I submitted “Video Postcard: Aesthetics & Astronomy in 15-seconds” to the Ignite Smithsonian event for Monday, April 11, 2011, at the National Museum of the American Indian. See it on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OLGJBeZspw
The video postcard is like a mini-advertisement for the mobile study we recently conducted (which we are just now starting to analyze in the A&A group). Stay tuned for more as we write up the results.
-Kim Arcand for A&A