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Password Security: What Users Know and What They Actually Do

By Shannon Riley Summary. This study investigated the common password generation practices of online users. Three hundred and fifteen undergraduate and graduate students completed a survey querying (1) the types and number of different password protected accounts maintained; (2) actual

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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 Online News: A Comparison of Three Presentation Formats

By Ryan Baker, Michael Bernard, & Shannon Riley With the ever-increasing progression towards online newsletters as a principal source of information presentation, the Web has offered many opportunities as well as challenges that are unique to this environment. For instance,

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A Comparison of Popular Online Fonts: Which Size and Type is Best?

By Michael Bernard, Bonnie Lida, Shannon Riley, Telia Hackler, & Karen Janzen In the last edition of Usability News we discussed our findings in regard to the performance and preference of twelve different fonts at the 12-point size. We are

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Should You Check In Your Textbooks and Check Out an eBook?

By Paula Selvidge, Angie Fryman, & Shannon Riley The development of the electronic book (eBook) has offered an alternative to the traditional printed text medium. The advantages of the eBook, such as increased storage capacity (10-250 texts per eBook), decreased

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