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Graphics Overload = Reduced Comprehension

Reported by Chrish - May 19, 2005

I came across a study at NewsLab.org which confirmed what we had already figured out: "Graphic overload isn’t just irritating, it’s also counterproductive. According to a new study, viewers who get their news in a graphic-heavy format wind up less informed than viewers who see the same news without all the graphic boxes, news headlines, sports scores, and weather reports."

As I reported a few weeks ago, Fox has added another layer to their already over-stimulating screen. We can safely assume from this move that they are desperately trying to keep viewers' concentration distracted and disjointed.

You can read the NewsLab report here. It is coincidence that both my post and the NewsLab report refer to "graphics overload"; I was unaware of the report until today.

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