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How do Users View Search Results Presented in a Grid Layout?

By C. Siu & B. Chaparro Summary. Previous research has shown that users scan traditional text-based Web pages using an “F-shaped” pattern. Evidence of this pattern exists because of the hierarchical structure of search engine result pages (SERP). In Windows 8, search

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Paging vs. Scrolling: Looking for the Best Way to Present Search Results

By Michael Bernard, Ryan Baker, & Marissa Fernandez Web designers are constantly confronted with the problem of displaying large amounts of information in confined spaces. To deal with this designers usually have two options, either present the information on one

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Finding Information on the Web: Does the Amount of Whitespace Really Matter?

By Michael Bernard, Barbara Chaparro, & R. Thomasson It has been a long-held notion that the use of open space or “whitespace” adds not only to the attractiveness of the design of a written publication, but adds to the functionality

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Searching the Web: Who Uses the Advanced Search Options?

By Michelle Bayles & Michael Bernard There are hundreds of search sites available today, each differing in number and scope of search options. These sites such, as AltaVistaTM and HotBotTM, help users explore the World Wide Web (WWW) as well

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