Today I want to let you know the pattern F concept and how it can be applied both to a website or blog as a textbook. In an era in which the “infoxication” is the order of the day the pattern F should be understood as a priority to ensure proper understanding of any text. And if the educational field it serves and, specifically, textbooks, you will notice that the pattern F is a type of scheme that is repeated regularly when introducing concepts.
In this article I have intended to demonstrate how you can learn to identify the pattern F and from this pattern transform the contents of a text box in a scheme to allow your students to save time in the studio. Want to know what the pattern F? Do you want me to show how a text is transformed into a pattern of boxes? Well, come with me and I’ll show you gladly.
What is the pattern F?
Letter F expression pattern indicates the initial English word Fast, because it is fast as people become accustomed to reading when you surf the net. But this provision of web content is also given in many textbooks. In fact, there are many usability studies that have been conducted around the web content. It is what is known as eye tracking, a process based on tracking technology which assesses where the eye fixed their attention in order to study the visual user behavior. In fact, this is a procedure that is taken into account in neuromarketing.
The 3 components Pattern F
Through various studies on how the user reads a content in the web it has come to the conclusion that a recurring pattern is called Pattern F which is characterized by three components:
1. The user initially reads horizontally top of any text. This happens because he knows that much of the essential information is in that area. Hence it is so important the title of any content on the web. This first component is forming the first horizontal line of the F Pattern F.
2. The second component comes immediately after the first reading of the top of any web content. In this second part the user also makes a second reading horizontally, although not as thorough as the first. This second component would become the bottom horizontal line of the letter F in the pattern F. In a blog, for example, corresponds to the introduction, which is brief and a single paragraph.
3. Finally, reading in landscape disappears to make way for what is called the scanned reading, that is, users scan the content’s left side in a vertical movement. The latter component would be the vertical line that form the pattern F F.
What is a heat map?
Related to the Pattern F would be the so-called heat map or Heatmap, an essential for user behavior on a website tool. A heat map gives a very important information on a Web page because it knows where the user stops and which areas are the best and worst work. Here is a famous example of heat map where you can see the pattern F:
So you see the importance of information that provides a heat map, here’s an example of the main reasons for your answer. If you look closely at hot spots in yellow, you will notice that focus on three points, namely:
- Content shared on Facebook. In my case it has helped me to realize that many of the readers value the content and share it on the social network Facebook
- About me. Although many bloggers know, the About Me page is the most visited has a blog and then to be given much importance.
- Search. It is another essential element in a blog and users turn to search for information within the blog itself. This attests that the contents of the blog readers.
Pattern F in textbooks
Now that you know roughly about F pattern, it’s time to apply the pattern to the textbooks. I want to make clear before continuing the pattern F is not an exact science and it does not work for all textbooks of any course in any subject, but it seems important to consider because it is a pattern, at least Recurrent.
If you look at the contents of this section in a textbook, you’ll notice that strictly follows the structure of the pattern F and its three components:
1. Title of section: Advertising language (first horizontal line).
2. Definition of advertising language (second horizontal line).
3. Characteristics of advertising language (vertical line on the left).
This example that you just saw is a very common and repetitive in many textbooks structure. Title, definition, characteristics or sections and subsections are common in any subject and, in fact, are of great help to structure and help the understanding of the content by the students.
Well, when I realized that the pattern F was a pattern often repeated in textbooks I decided to create a type of scheme that follow the structure of the pattern F and help the student to transform the contents or section of a book text box scheme. In this scheme I have called the scheme boxes.
What is the scheme of boxes?
Then you will be able to learn how a scheme boxes are made from the example of the pattern F on the advertising language. You will see that implementation is really simple. In this regard, it is important that you discuss it before moving on to outline boxes what I do with my students is to highlight the text in 4 colors with the help of the whiteboard.
To me they are essential because they attest to the importance that this blog has always been granted to the study techniques. Read, underline, outline and summarize are the four pillars that work in classrooms. You’ve learned how to develop a scheme pattern boxes by F. So I can only encourage you to do the same on your subject and tell me your experience through the comments.