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Comparing the Usability of Three Dual-Language School Websites

By S. Naidu, V. D. Hinkle, & S. Shrestha Summary. This study evaluated the usability of three websites for Spanish-English Dual Language K-8 schools. Twelve participants (6 parents, 6 teachers) reviewed and performed tasks on the three public school websites.

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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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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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Evaluation Toolbox for Aviation Technical Publications

By Bonnie Rogers, Chris Hamblin, & Alex Chaparro National Institute for Aviation Research & Wichita State University Summary: This article describes the Evaluation Toolbox (Chaparro et al., 2004) – an aid to understand the process of evaluating the usability of

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Using Eye-Tracking Data to Understand First Impressions of a Website

by Mark Russell Summary: This study discusses the contributions of eye-tracking data to traditional usability test measures for first-time usage of websites. Participants viewed the homepages of three different websites. Results showed that eye-movement data supplemented what users verbally reported

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