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Eye Movement Patterns on Single and Dual-Column Web Pages

By Shrestha, S. & Owens, J. W. Summary. This study examines eye movement patterns of users browsing or searching a 1-column and 2-column news article on a web page. The results show a higher number of fixations for information in

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A Review of Morae 2.0 for Usability Testing

by Sav Shrestha Summary: TechSmith’s recent release, MoraeTM 2.0, features a new graphing tool, integrated satisfaction survey, and embedded task definitions. The editable marker log in Observer and the improved timeline controls in the Manager improve operator efficiency. This article

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Top Ten Mistakes of Shopping Cart Design Revisited: A Survey of 500 Top E-Commerce Websites

By S. Naidu and B. S. Chaparro Summary: A list of common mistakes with e-commerce shopping cart design were identified in a previous issue of Usability News. This article revisits that list and reviews how 500 of the top Internet

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The Effect of Website Typeface Appropriateness on the Perception of a Company’s Ethos

By A. Dawn Shaikh* Summary. This study investigated the effect of website typeface appropriateness on the perception of the site’s company. Results indicate that typefaces that are high in appropriateness should be used for websites. Neutral and low appropriate typefaces

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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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