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Eye Gaze Patterns while Searching vs. Browsing a Website

By S. Shrestha & K. Lenz Summary: This article discusses users’ visual scan paths of web pages containing text and/or pictures while conducting browsing and searching tasks. User performance on three usability tasks on an e-commerce website is described. Results

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Where’s the Search? Re-examining User Expectations of Web Objects

By A. D. Shaikh & K. Lenz Summary. In 2001, Bernard determined that users were able to form a schema for the location of web objects on informational websites. The current study investigates whether users’ expectations have changed since the

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The Effects of Contrast and Density on Visual Web Search

By Donnelle Weller Summary: This study evaluated the effects of white space on visual search time. Participants were required to search for a target word on a web page with different levels of white space, measured by level of text

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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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Breadcrumb Navigation: An Exploratory Study of Usage

By Bonnie Lida, Spring Hull, & Katie Pilcher Just as Hansel and Gretel created a breadcrumb trail to find their path back home, today’s internet user often finds a need to get back to a website’s previously visited locations; hence,

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