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Facebook Sharing and Caring

By Justin W. Owens Summary. In the last issue of Usability News (13.1), we explored information (link) sharing among social groups. The current study expands on these results by examining how individuals share information through social networking, specifically Facebook. Participants

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iPad Usage Patterns On-the-Go and at Work

By B. Nguyen & B. Chaparro Summary. This study reports the results from an online survey exploring how our Usability News subscribers were using the iPad. Participants included owners of both the original iPad and the iPad 2. Results of

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Patterns of Information Sharing Among Inner and Outer Social Circles

Justin W. Owens, A. D. Shaikh, & B. S. Chaparro Summary. With the proliferation of social networking applications, sharing information online has become more common for information that users encounter. This article summarizes the results of an online survey which

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Survey Results: iPad is Best for Reading, Communicating, and Gaming

B. Nguyen & B. Chaparro Summary. In the last issue of Usability News, we distributed an online survey exploring iPad usage. Results of the survey indicate that the iPad is mainly used for web browsing, email, reading news and e-books,

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A Breakdown of the Psychomotor Components of Input Device Usage

by Jeremy Slocum Summary: This study investigates the breakdown of the psychomotor components of three different input devices, the mouse, trackball, and RollerMouseTM using the Stochastic Optimized Submovement Model. Primary movement time (PMT), Total Movement Time (TMT), Primary Movement Distance

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