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Usability Analysis of a Computer-Based Avionics System

By C. J. Hamblin, S. Naidu & C. Miller Summary. This study evaluates the usability of computer-based avionics system using a methodology described by Schvanevelt, Berringer & Leard (2004) which calculates the accessibility of information based upon the priorities users

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Searching the University Course Schedule Using a Digital FlipBook

By Spring Hull Summary. This article examines user performance and satisfaction of a university schedule of courses using the FlipViewer® digital FlipBook format. This format was compared to a schedule of courses website and subjectively compared to the university’s printed

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Password Security: What Users Know and What They Actually Do

By Shannon Riley Summary. This study investigated the common password generation practices of online users. Three hundred and fifteen undergraduate and graduate students completed a survey querying (1) the types and number of different password protected accounts maintained; (2) actual

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Does the Intrusiveness of an Online Advertisement Influence User Recall and Recognition?

By Sav Shrestha Summary. This study investigated the effect of the type (banner ad, pop-up ad and floating ad) and state (animated and non-animated) of online advertisements on recall and recognition of the advertisements. It was hypothesized that floating ads,

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Where’s the Search? Re-examining User Expectations of Web Objects

By A. D. Shaikh & K. Lenz Summary. In 2001, Bernard determined that users were able to form a schema for the location of web objects on informational websites. The current study investigates whether users’ expectations have changed since the

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