We need to build a system that helps users understand the interconnection among related variables. A concrete example (not ours - but analogous) is the relationship among Temperature, Pressure and Volume as defined by the Gas Laws.
We know subjectively that an interactive demo can help explain the concepts. For example: user decreases volume and sees temp / pressure increase.
- Are there any research papers/experience reports/proven patterns that provide useful guidance in this area? (For example: intuition says quick feedback is better than slow)
- Is there a well-accepted set of terminology in this space? I tried various search phrases (e.g. "feedback driven explanation", "interactive demonstration") but didn't find any significant results.