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Online Flipping: Examination of the Digital FlipViewer

By Spring Hull Summary: This article examines the usability of FlipViewerĀ® 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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Evaluating the Usability of Educational Websites for Children

By Shiva Naidu Summary: This study examined the usability of educational websites for children. Children ages 7 – 11 performed seven search tasks with one of three websites. Overall, participants, especially those less than 10 years of age were not

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Hotspots and Hyperlinks: Using Eye-tracking to Supplement Usability Testing

By Mark C. Russell Summary: This article discusses how eye-tracking can be used to supplement traditional usability test measures. User performance on two usability tasks with three e-commerce websites is described. Results show that eye-tracking data can be used to

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A Comparison of Two Evaluation Techniques for Technical Documentation

By Bonnie Rogers, Chris Hamblin, & Alex Chaparro National Institute for Aviation Research & Wichita State University Summary: This study compared two evaluation techniques, Usability Testing and Cognitive Walkthrough, in their ability to identify errors in aviation maintenance documentation. The

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Comparing Data Input Methods on Handheld Computers

By Gina M. Copas & Lynn Elder Summary: Three data entry methods (external keyboard, internal keyboard, or Graffiti2TM ) were compared in terms of speed, accuracy and satisfaction. Results indicate that data entry was fastest on the external keyboard and

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