Time Flies… But Only When the Speed Is “Just Right”: How Animation Speed Affects Perceived Waiting Time

Moving animations are often added to online experiences to decrease perceived waiting time. Across five studies, we demonstrate that moderate animation speeds, relative to fast ones, result in the shortest perceived waiting times, even when objective waiting time estimates are constant, and in turn affect task engagement and motivation.



Citation:

Yu Ding and Ellie Kyung (2019) ,"Time Flies… But Only When the Speed Is “Just Right”: How Animation Speed Affects Perceived Waiting Time", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 47, eds. Rajesh Bagchi, Lauren Block, and Leonard Lee, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 190-195.

Authors

Yu Ding, Columbia University, USA
Ellie Kyung, Dartmouth College, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 47 | 2019



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