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Evaluation of Websites for Older Adults: How “Senior-Friendly” Are They?

By Traci A. Hart Summary: Thirty-six websites designed for older adults were evaluated as to how well they complied to 25 “senior-friendly” guidelines recommended by the National Institute of Aging. Results indicate that a majority of the sites complied to

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What’s the Skinny on Weight Loss Websites?

By A. Dawn Shaikh, J. Ryan Baker, & Mark C. Russell Summary: This study reports on the usability test of three weight loss websites. In addition, eye tracking patterns were observed for initial exposure to each site home page. Results

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A Comparison of Face-to-Face and Computer-Mediated Student Project Teams

By Mark C. Russell Many university engineering courses require students to work in small groups to complete a class project. This experience is often valuable for students going into an industrial setting where group projects are the norm. Learning to

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Aesthetics and Usability: A Look at Color and Balance

By Laurie Brady and Christine Phillips As websites continue to fight for the attention of potential users, designers must begin to look not only at the inherent usability of the site, but also its perceived usability. For instance, Tractinsky (1997)

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Online Shopping for Office Supplies: Factors Impacting User Satisfaction

By Barbara Chaparro, Vanessa Pereira, and Shawn P. Padgett OfficeMax and Staples have been touted as the top online office supply sites for small businesses (Konrad, 2001). Staples.com, in particular, has been acknowledged for its heavy focus on site usability

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