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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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A Breakdown of the Psychomotor Components of Input Device Usage

by Jeremy Slocum Summary: This study investigates the breakdown of the psychomotor components of three different input devices, the mouse, trackball, and RollerMouseTM using the Stochastic Optimized Submovement Model. Primary movement time (PMT), Total Movement Time (TMT), Primary Movement Distance

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Ergonomic Mice: Comparison of Performance and Perceived Exertion

by Deborah Scarlett Summary: This study reports a psychophysical comparison of four ergonomic mouse-type devices to the standard mouse. It was hypothesized that muscle activity transferred from the distal to proximal limbs for some of the ergonomic mice may result

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Using Eye-Tracking Data to Understand First Impressions of a Website

by Mark Russell Summary: This study discusses the contributions of eye-tracking data to traditional usability test measures for first-time usage of websites. Participants viewed the homepages of three different websites. Results showed that eye-movement data supplemented what users verbally reported

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