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RSVP in Review: A Comparison of Programs for the PC and Handheld Devices

By Mark C. Russell and Shannon Riley In previous issues of Usability News, we reported on our research involving Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) RSVP is a method of displaying text one word (or sentence) at a time in the

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Reading from a Palm Pilot Using RSVP

By Mark C. Russell, Marilyn James & Andrea Cohlmia This study is a continuation of our ongoing research into the feasibility of using the text presentation method known as Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) as a possible means of reading

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Reading with RSVP on a Small Screen: Does Font Size Matter?

By Mark Russell, John Hull, & Rose Wesley Devices with Small Screen Interfaces (SSI), such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), are in great demand due to their small size and their many functions. One important drawback, however, is the limited

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Is RSVP a Solution for Reading from Small Displays?

By Michael Bernard, Barbara Chaparro, & Mark Russell In the last five years, we have witnessed a virtual explosion in the number and variety of hand-held devices that use small-screen interfaces (SSIs). These devices, which may include everything from personal

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Two Years and Six Hand-held Devices Later: What I Have Learned

By Michael Bohan Lets face it, mobile computing is hot. Nowhere was this more evident than during this years PC Expo, where for the first time it looks as if desktop PC’s took a back seat to the latest mobile

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