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Preliminary Examination of Global Expectations of Users’ Mental Models for E-Commerce Web Layouts

By Michael Bernard & Ashwin Sheshadri Summary: Preliminary results of an online global survey to investigate user expectations of standard e-commerce web objects are presented. The web objects included Back to Home, Advertisements, Internal Links, External Links, Shopping Cart, and

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The Effects of Contrast and Density on Visual Web Search

By Donnelle Weller Summary: This study evaluated the effects of white space on visual search time. Participants were required to search for a target word on a web page with different levels of white space, measured by level of text

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CADUCEUS: Using the Web to Share Student Misconceptions and Solutions

By Rebecca Langrall To improve classroom teaching in a steady, lasting way, the teaching profession needs a knowledge base that is articulated, evolving, and shared. In spite of the continuing efforts of researchers, archived research knowledge has had little effect

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Top Ten Mistakes of Shopping Cart Design

By Barbara S. Chaparro1 Ahhh, shopping. Imagine strolling down the aisle of your local store with your shopping cart. You find an item that you want but before you can put it in your cart you have to give your

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Can Personality Be Used to Predict How We Use the Internet?

By Bonnie Lida At a time when consumers are becoming much more sophisticated and demanding higher levels of product information before making purchase decisions, traditional retail outlets are under pressure to reduce overhead to enhance profitability resulting in declining retail

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