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Eye Movement Analysis of Text-Based Web Page Layouts

Sav Shrestha & Justin W. Owens Summary. User eye movements of five different text-based web page layouts were compared. The layouts evaluated were a narrow 1-column, narrow 2-column and full-length text layouts, including those with a picture on the right

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Usability Evaluation of Three Social Networking Sites

Doug Fox & Shiva Naidu Summary. Social networking sites have quickly become one of the most popular means of online communication. Users can quickly share photos, videos, and communicate to friends, family, and colleagues via a social networking site. This

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The Effect of Input Device on Video Game Performance

by Kelsi Lenz Summary. First-person shooter (FPS) games have become increasingly popular, and the player’s ability to accurately control their weapon is very important in these games. This study assesses players’ accuracy on eliminating targets in the FPS game Star

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Searching the University Course Schedule Using a Digital FlipBook

By Spring Hull Summary. This article examines user performance and satisfaction of a university schedule of courses using the FlipViewer® digital FlipBook format. This format was compared to a schedule of courses website and subjectively compared to the university’s printed

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Is Multiple-Column Online Text Better? It Depends!

By J. Ryan Baker Summary: This study investigated the effects of multi-column displays and justification on reading performance and satisfaction of an online narrative passage. Participants read a short story displayed in one of six formats (one, two, or three

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