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e-Book Navigation on the iPad, Kindle, and Nook: Which is Better?

J. R. Jardina & B. Chaparro
Summary. This study investigates the usability of three touch screen e-Readers (iPad, Kindle Fire, and Nook Tablet) for basic book navigation tasks. Participants (N = 16) were asked to complete a series of tasks

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Olympics 2012 Goes Mobile: Who Wins the Gold for Best App?

By M. H. Phan, J. R. Jardina, S. D. Jansen, & B. S. Chaparro
Summary. The Olympics is one of the most renowned sporting events with billions of followers around the world. In order to aid the Olympics-viewing experience many

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I’ll Take a Large Pepperoni with a Side of Usability: Ordering Pizza on an iPad

By C. V. Lauterbach, A. Duvall & E. Pherigo

Summary. This study evaluated performance and subjective perceptions of three iPad pizza ordering apps (Pizza Hut, Papa John’s and Domino’s). Sixteen users (8 male, 8 female) performed a series of

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Mark that e-Page! The Usability of making Notes, Bookmarks, and Highlights in Three E-Readers

J. R. Jardina & B. Chaparro

Summary. E-Readers, or electronic reading devices, are becoming a household item; however, there exists little research on the usability of these devices. This study investigates the ease-of-use of three e-Readers (iPad, Kindle 2,

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Exploring the Usability of E-Health Websites

Curtis V. Lauterbach

Summary. One of the most common resources for health information is the Internet. On some websites, users are able to input personal symptoms into a Symptom Checker. The Symptom Checker provides

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