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A Review of Morae 2.0 for Usability Testing

by Sav Shrestha Summary: TechSmith’s recent release, MoraeTM 2.0, features a new graphing tool, integrated satisfaction survey, and embedded task definitions. The editable marker log in Observer and the improved timeline controls in the Manager improve operator efficiency. This article

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Top Ten Mistakes of Shopping Cart Design Revisited: A Survey of 500 Top E-Commerce Websites

By S. Naidu and B. S. Chaparro Summary: A list of common mistakes with e-commerce shopping cart design were identified in a previous issue of Usability News. This article revisits that list and reviews how 500 of the top Internet

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Examining Legibility of the Letter ‘e’ and Number ‘0’ Using Classification Tree Analysis

By D. Fox, B. S. Chaparro, & E. Merkle Summary. This study investigated the legibility of onscreen typefaces and the influence of individual character features on correct identification. Specific attributes of alphanumeric characters and symbols shown to be the least

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The Effect of Website Typeface Appropriateness on the Perception of a Company’s Ethos

By A. Dawn Shaikh* Summary. This study investigated the effect of website typeface appropriateness on the perception of the site’s company. Results indicate that typefaces that are high in appropriateness should be used for websites. Neutral and low appropriate typefaces

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