Article Archives

How Are College Students Using E-Textbooks?

By J. Jardina, C. Gillett,  & B. Chaparro Summary: This study examines the advantages and disadvantages of available apps on various devices for reading e-Textbooks. Students completed a survey in which they stated which apps they used on which devices for

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Usability News

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

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Usability News

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

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Usability News

Olympics 2012 Goes Mobile: Who Wins the Gold for Best App?

By M. H. Phan, J. R. Jardina, S. D. Jansen, & B. S. Chaparro Summary. The Olympics is one of the most renowned sporting events with billions of followers around the world. In order to aid the Olympics-viewing experience many

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Usability News

Mark that e-Page! The Usability of making Notes, Bookmarks, and Highlights in Three E-Readers

J. R. Jardina & B. Chaparro Summary. E-Readers, or electronic reading devices, are becoming a household item; however, there exists little research on the usability of these devices. This study investigates the ease-of-use of three e-Readers (iPad, Kindle 2, and

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Usability News
Subscribe to SURL

Want to receive notifications when SURL has new articles? Please enter your name and email address to subscribe to our website.

Popular Topics in Usability News
Log in/Sign Up