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e-Book Navigation on the iPad, Kindle, and Nook: Which is Better?

J. R. Jardina & B. Chaparro Summary. This study investigates the usability of three touch screen e-Readers (iPad, Kindle Fire, and Nook Tablet) for basic book navigation tasks. Participants (N = 16) were asked to complete a series of tasks

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Spanish Translation of the Microsoft Product Reaction Cards

By V. D. Hinkle Summary. Three Spanish translations of the Microsoft Product Reaction Cards (MPRC) tool were evaluated to determine whether there were any differences in the feedback elicited from Hispanic participants based on the type of Spanish translation provided (direct

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Understanding How and Why People Play Facebook Games

By M. H. Phan & B. Chaparro Summary. The main goal of this study was to assess the general attitude, habit, and behavior of people who currently or previously played Facebook games. Of the 287 who completed the survey on

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Exploring iPad Usage by Healthcare Professionals in a Pediatric Hospital

By J. Teves , B. Chaparro , B. Kennedy , R. Chan , N. Copic , R. Riss & J. Simmons Summary. Healthcare providers have been given iPads for use in the workplace. One expected use was to provide portable

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Video Games: Males Prefer Violence while Females Prefer Social

By M. H. Phan, J. R. Jardina, & W. S. Hoyle Summary. In the last issue of Usability News, we reported on the general gaming preferences and behaviors of current video game players. In this study we broke down the

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