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iPad Usage Patterns On-the-Go and at Work

By B. Nguyen & B. Chaparro Summary. This study reports the results from an online survey exploring how our Usability News subscribers were using the iPad. Participants included owners of both the original iPad and the iPad 2. Results of

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Exploring the Usability of E-Health Websites

Curtis V. Lauterbach Summary. One of the most common resources for health information is the Internet. On some websites, users are able to input personal symptoms into a Symptom Checker. The Symptom Checker provides a description of possible conditions based

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Keyboard Performance: iPad versus Netbook

B. Chaparro, B. Nguyen, M. Phan, A. Smith, & J. Teves Summary. This study evaluated performance and subjective perceptions of three keyboard styles: the iPad soft keyboard (in both landscape and portrait orientation), as well as a Acer netbook keyboard.

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Survey Results: iPad is Best for Reading, Communicating, and Gaming

B. Nguyen & B. Chaparro Summary. In the last issue of Usability News, we distributed an online survey exploring iPad usage. Results of the survey indicate that the iPad is mainly used for web browsing, email, reading news and e-books,

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Visual Appeal vs. Usability: Which One Influences User Perceptions of a Website More?

Christine Phillips* & Barbara S. Chaparro Summary. This study examines the effects of visual appeal and usability on user performance and satisfaction with a website. Users completed search and exploratory tasks on sites which varied in visual appeal (high and

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