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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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Online Flipping: Examination of the Digital FlipViewer

By Spring Hull Summary: This article examines the usability of FlipViewer® software for digital FlipBooks. The FlipViewer software allows users to read online documents in a three-dimensional e-book format simulates a paper document. Participants performed 11 tasks with a FlipBook

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Reading Online Text: A Comparison of Four White Space Layouts

By Barbara Chaparro, J. Ryan Baker, A. Dawn Shaikh, Spring Hull, & Laurie Brady Summary: In this study, reading performance with four white space layouts was compared. Margins surrounding the text and leading (space between lines) were manipulated to generate

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Influence of Training and Exposure on the Usage of Breadcrumb Navigation

By Spring S. Hull Summary: Recent studies have shown that while the use of breadcrumb trails to navigate a website can be helpful, few users choose to utilize this method of navigation. This study investigates the effects of “mere exposure”

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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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