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Examining the Legibility of Two New ClearType Fonts

by B. S. Chaparro, A. D. Shaikh, & A. Chaparro Summary. This article introduces six new ClearType fonts developed by Microsoft. Legibility of two of the serif fonts, Cambria and Constantia, is compared to the traditional serif font Times New

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Evaluation Toolbox for Aviation Technical Publications

By Bonnie Rogers, Chris Hamblin, & Alex Chaparro National Institute for Aviation Research & Wichita State University Summary: This article describes the Evaluation Toolbox (Chaparro et al., 2004) – an aid to understand the process of evaluating the usability of

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A Comparison of Two Evaluation Techniques for Technical Documentation

By Bonnie Rogers, Chris Hamblin, & Alex Chaparro National Institute for Aviation Research & Wichita State University Summary: This study compared two evaluation techniques, Usability Testing and Cognitive Walkthrough, in their ability to identify errors in aviation maintenance documentation. The

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The Effects of Perceptual Grouping on Text Entry Performance

By Christopher J. Hamblin, Michael Bohan, & Alex Chaparro Summary: One of the primary challenges confronting designers of mobile computing devices is the issue of efficient text entry. One potential solution is to group multiple letters onto single keys, similar

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Exploring How the Elderly Use the Web

By Loren Groff, Corrina Liao, Barbara Chaparro, & Alex Chaparro The fastest growing segment of the US population is persons over the age of 65, according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census (1996). With the growing use of computers

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