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 experiment. International 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 brands. Sport Management Review, 20(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 women. Body 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 children. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 11(6), 511-517.
Fitspiration & self-compassion…
by Sanne Crasborn
Slater, A., Varsani, N., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2017). # fitspo or# loveyourself? The impact of fitspiration and self-compassion Instagram images on women’s body image, self-compassion, and mood. Body Image, 22, 87-96.
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.
by Mame Bousso Diakhoumpa
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.
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 nature. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 21(6), 399-419.
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 gender. Children and Youth Services Review, 105, 104426.
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 study. Appetite, 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 challenge. Hormones 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 children. Appetite, 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-Esteem. Current Psychology, 1-8.
Attractive celebrity and peer images
by S. Kuurstra
Brown, Z. & Tiggemann, M. (2016). Attractive celebrity and peer images on Instagram: Effect on women’s mood and body image. Body Image, 19, 37-43
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 Games. XI 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 Picasso. Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior, 63(2), 165-174.
by Sanne Roodhuyzen
Woods, H.C. and Scott, H. (2016). #Sleepyteens: social media use in adolescence is associated with poor sleep quality, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Journal of Adolescence, 51, pp. 41-49.
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 Trial. American 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 analysis. Translational 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 Applications. PLoS 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 women. Personality 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.