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Card-Sorting: What You Need to Know about Analyzing and Interpreting Card Sorting Results

Veronica Hinkle Summary. This article provides general guidelines for card sorting analysis and interpretation. Tips include how to deal with dual group membership, individual differences, effects of semantic clustering, and items in a miscellaneous group. INTRODUCTION Card sorting is a

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Examining the Critical User Interface Components of First-Person Shooter (FPS) Games

Lenz, K. & Fox, D. Summary. First-person shooter (FPS) video games have become the 3rd highest selling genre of video game in the entertainment software industry. One important component of a FPS is the interface that provides feedback on a

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Examining the Legibility of the Number ‘1’ and the ‘÷’ Symbol

by Fox, D., Chaparro, B. S., & Merkle, E. Summary. This article continues the investigation of the legibility of onscreen typefaces and the influence of individual character features on correct identification. Specific attributes of alphanumeric characters and symbols shown to

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Eye Movement Patterns on Single and Dual-Column Web Pages

By Shrestha, S. & Owens, J. W. Summary. This study examines eye movement patterns of users browsing or searching a 1-column and 2-column news article on a web page. The results show a higher number of fixations for information in

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The Effect of Input Device on Video Game Performance

by Kelsi Lenz Summary. First-person shooter (FPS) games have become increasingly popular, and the player’s ability to accurately control their weapon is very important in these games. This study assesses players’ accuracy on eliminating targets in the FPS game Star

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