Prior research attributes a positive effect of interactivity to cognition. This work investigates how common interaction with large displays impacts on recall in learning tasks.

What People Really Remember: Understanding Cognitive Effects When Interacting with Large Displays Philipp Panhey, Tanja Döring, Stefan Schneegass, Dirk Wenig and Florian Alt

This paper investigates how common interaction techniques for large displays impact on recall in learning tasks. Our work is motivated by results of prior research in different areas that attribute a positive effect of interactivity to cognition. We present findings from a controlled lab experiment with 32 participants comparing mobile phone-based interaction, touch interaction and full-body interaction to a non-interactive baseline. In contrast to prior findings, our results reveal that more movement can negatively influence recall. In particular we show that designers are facing an immanent trade-off between designing engaging interaction through extensive movement and creating memorable content.

Philipp Panhey, Tanja Döring, Stefan Schneegass, Dirk Wenig and Florian Alt (2015) What People Really Remember: Understanding Cognitive Effects When Interacting with Large Displays In ITS '15: Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces, 103-106. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 10.1145/2817721.2817732 | BibTex