Visual Thinking and Composition Spring 2020

Visual Thinking and Composition Spring 2020

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The Visual Thinking and Composition Research Skills course taught by Neil Cohn at Tilburg University aims to teach masters students in the Communication and Information Sciences program basic drawing and visual communication skills. The final project for this class is to summarize and “translate” an academic paper into a short comic. 

Below are links to these works of science communication for the 2019 VTC class. 

Links on student’s names or image will open the pdf of the comic. Links to the original paper will bring you to the scientific article. Enjoy!

Do the calories actually matter? 
by Laura de Beer

Elbel, B., Gyamfi, J., & Kersh, R. (2011). Child and adolescent fast-food choice and the influence of calorie labeling: a natural experimentInternational Journal of Obesity, 35(4), 493

Do the calories actually User-generated branding via social media
by Inge Bekx

Geurin, A. N., & Burch, L. M. (2017). User-generated branding via social media: An examination of six running brandsSport Management Review20(3), 273-284.

Social media engagement…
by Mariem Bencharra

Hogue, J., V., Mills, J., S. (2018). The effects of active social media engagement with peers on body image in young womenBody Image, 28,1-5

Television food advertisements…
by Daphne Broeken

Hitchings, E., & Moynihan, P. J. (1998). The relationship between television food advertisements recalled and actual foods consumed by childrenJournal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 11(6), 511-517.

Fitspiration & self-compassion…
by Sanne Crasborn

Elderly and robots…
by Jodie Dame

Van Kemenade, M. A., Konijn, E. A., & Hoorn, J. F. (2015, January). Robots humanize care – Moral concerns versus witnessed benefits for the elderly. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics (pp. 648-653). SCITEPRESS-Science and Technology Publications, Lda.

Sumter, S. R., Vandenbosch, L., & Ligtenberg, L. (2017). Love me Tinder: Untangling emerging adults’ motivations for using the dating application Tinder.Telematics and Informatics, 34(1), 67–78.

We’re melting planet earth.
by Dewi Driessen

Goldberg, M. H., van der Linden, S., Ballew, M. T., Rosenthal, S. A., Gustafson, A., & Leiserowitz, A. (2019). The Experience of Consensus: Video as an Effective Medium to Communicate Scientific Agreement on Climate Change. Science Communication, 41(5), 659–673.

Experiencing Nature
by Julia Driessen

Ahn, S. J., Bostick, J., Ogle, E., Nowak, K. L., McGillicuddy, K. T., & Bailenson, J. N. (2016). Experiencing nature: Embodying animals in immersive virtual environments increases inclusion of nature in self and involvement with natureJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 21(6), 399-419.

Illustrations enhance… 
by Femke van Gent

Hancock, J. T., Toma, C., & Ellison, N. (2007, April). The truth about lying in online dating profiles. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (pp. 449-452).

t’s always those young people…or is it?
by Lisanne de Goede

Xie, X., Chen, W., Zhu, X., & He, D. (2019). Parents’ phubbing increases Adolescents’ Mobile phone addiction: Roles of parent-child attachment, deviant peers, and genderChildren and Youth Services Review105, 104426.

Visual Story
by Lars Grüter

Lanaj, K., Johnson, R. E., & Barnes, C. M. (2014). Beginning the workday yet already depleted? Consequences of late-night smartphone use and sleep.Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 124​(1), 11–23.

What is the problem?
by Merel Hoosemans

Folkvord, F., & Laguna-Camacho, A. (2019). The effect of a memory-game with images of vegetables on children’s vegetable intake: An experimental studyAppetite, 134, 120–124.

Do the calories actually Influencer Marketing
by Lynn van Hunsel

van Reijmersdal, E. A., Rozendaal, E., Hudders, L., Vanwesenbeeck, I., Cauberghe, V., & van Berlo, Z. M. (2020). Effects of Disclosing Influencer Marketing in Videos: An Eye Tracking Study Among Children in Early Adolescence.Journal of Interactive Marketing, 49, 94-106.

Police dogs under investigation
by Date Jansen

Horváth, Z., Igyártó, B. Z., Magyar, A., & Miklósi, Á. (2007). Three different coping styles in police dogs exposed to a short-term challengeHormones and Behavior, 52(5), 621-630.

How to bully soft drinks
by Eveline de Kok

J.C. Halford, J. Gillespie, V. Brown, E.E. Pontin, & T.M. Dovey. (2004) Effect of television advertisements for foods on food consumption in childrenAppetite, 42(2), 221-5.

Active Social Network Sites Use & Loneliness
by Bobbi Kruijsen

Lin, S., Liu, D., Niu, G., & Longobardi, C. (2020). Active Social Network Sites Use and Loneliness: the Mediating Role of Social Support and Self-EsteemCurrent Psychology, 1-8.

Attractive celebrity and peer images
by S. Kuurstra

Power-ups in digital games
by Julie Leruth

Denisova, A., & Cook, E. (2019, October). Power-Ups in Digital Games: The Rewarding Effect of Phantom Game Elements on Player Experience. In Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play(pp. 161-168).

Drawing Social Impact Games as a Comic
by Anneloes Meijer

Hayata, T. A. (2012). Persuasive Impact GamesXI SBGames, 4, pp. 38-41.

Pidgeons, Monet, and Picasso
by Ruth Mollema

Watanabe, S., Sakamoto, J., & Wakita, M. (1995). Pigeons’ discrimination of paintings by Monet and PicassoJournal of the experimental analysis of behavior, 63(2), 165-174.

by Sanne Roodhuyzen

Do the calories actually Using game principles in UX
by Karlijn Simons

Slegers, K., Ruelens, S., Vissers, J., & Duysburgh, P. (2015). Using Game Principles in UX Research. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems – CHI ’15.

Exercise video games
by Emma Smeulders

Bock, B. C., Dunsiger, S. I., Ciccolo, J. T., Serber, E. R., Wu, W.-C., Tilkemeier, P., Walaska, K. A., Marcus, B. H. (2019). Exercise Videogames, Physical Activity, and Health: Wii Heart Fitness: A Randomized Clinical TrialAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine . 56(4), 501–511

The effect of social media on obesity
by Anne Smits

Chou, S. W., Prestin, A. and Kunath, S. (2014). Obesity in social media: a mixed methods analysisTranslational Behavioral Medicine, 4(3), 314–323

Polarity in Voting Advice Applications
by Marleen Velthuis

Holleman B, Kamoen N, Krouwel A, Pol Jvd, Vreese Cd (2016). Positive vs. Negative: The Impact of Question Polarity in Voting Advice ApplicationsPLoS ONE 11(10): e0164184.

Just a quick look on your phone, is that so bad?
by Marloes Verhoeven

Abeele, M. M. P., Antheunis, M.L. & Schouten, A. P. (2016). The effect of mobile messaging during a conversation on impression formation and interaction quality.Computers in Human Behavior, 62, 562-569.

Corona is taking over the WORLD
by Julie Verstappen

News Stories related to Coronovirus in 2020

Can I have your number?
by D. van Wijk

Fisher, M. L., Coughlin S., Wade, T. J. (2020). “Can I have your number?” Men’s perceived effectivesness of pick-up lines used by womenPersonality and individual differences, 153.

Gestures in Orang-Utans
by Larysa Zaneuskaya

Knox, A., Markx, J., How, E., Azis, A., Hobaiter, C., van Veen, F. J., & Morrogh-Bernard, H. (2019). Gesture Use in Communication between Mothers and Offspring in Wild Orang-Utans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) from the Sabangau Peat-Swamp Forest, Borneo. International Journal of Primatology, 40(3), 393-416.