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Professor, School of Education, Curtin University

Ric Lowe has long been interested in how people process graphic information. His interest began when asked to prepare science learning materials for high ability humanities-oriented students who typically avoided studying the physical sciences. In considering the potential of instructional graphics as an alternative to conventional ways of presenting science content, he found that comparatively little research had been done on how people learn from graphic information.Some years after completing a PhD in this area, his research focus shifted to the comprehension of animated graphics. Ric's research on how people process animations has been published across a variety of disciplines, including psychology, visualization, human-computer interaction, and education.


  • 1992–present
    Academic, Curtin University


  • 1992 
    Murdoch University, PhD