An advantage of animations is improving an operator' ability to reconstruct information space. However, research also shows there can be disadvantages to the use of animation including the mismatch of the operations concepts of speed or motion of the task and the perceptions of the animation. An exploratory study was conducted to determine pilot opinions of whether animation would help them to respond to a route change instructions from Air Traffic Control rapidly and with high levels of interpretation accuracy. Many pilots indicated that animation would support their performance, but that animation should be optional and pilots should be able to control the speed of the animation.
(2013). Using Animated Graphics on Aircraft Navigation Displays; Pros and Cons. 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 329-334.