Comparative analysis of scientometric-based interface design research
Authors: Zhuang Li, Haiyan Han
Abstract: In order to analyze the current situation and cutting-edge trends of interface design research in Chinese and international academia, as well as the respective research characteristics and paradigm differences between Chinese and foreign academia. VOSviewer and CiteSpace metrological visualization software were integrated to visualize and analyze the literature related to interface design research included in CNKI and Web of Science databases in terms of keyword co-occurrence, keyword clustering , keyword highlighting and highly cited literature by drawing knowledge maps. The results of the study show that the Chinese academic research on interface design focuses on the topics of graphical user interface, human-computer interaction, user experience, and usability, while the international academic research focuses on usability evaluation, intelligent user interface, adaptive user interface and augmented reality, etc. In terms of future research trends, the Chinese academic community focuses on user experience, eye tracking, visual design and other directions, while the international academic community starts to explore the direction of natural interaction from physical interaction, focusing on user experience, gesture recognition, natural user interface and other directions. In terms of research paradigms, the differences between Chinese and international academics are more significant, Chinese academics focus on qualitative research, while international academics focus on quantitative empirical research.
Keywords: interface design, knowledge map, visual analysis, bibliometrics, VOSviewer, Citespace
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