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e-Book Navigation on the iPad, Kindle, and Nook: Which is Better?

J. R. Jardina & B. Chaparro Summary. This study investigates the usability of three touch screen e-Readers (iPad, Kindle Fire, and Nook Tablet) for basic book navigation tasks. Participants (N = 16) were asked to complete a series of tasks

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Are Two Monitors Better than One?

By J. W. Owens, J. Teves, B. Nguyen, A. Smith, & M. C. Phelps Summary. Previous studies have found that using multiple monitors increases productivity, but there are also documented drawbacks to increased monitor count and/or size. In this study

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Pushing the Right Buttons: Design Characteristics of Touch Screen Buttons

Amanda Smith Summary. Currently there is an abundance of style guidelines which apply to desktop applications. Some emerging technologies, such as touch screen driven devices, are challenging these suggested conventions from the past. This study explored the appropriateness of various

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Examining the Critical User Interface Components of First-Person Shooter (FPS) Games

Lenz, K. & Fox, D. Summary. First-person shooter (FPS) video games have become the 3rd highest selling genre of video game in the entertainment software industry. One important component of a FPS is the interface that provides feedback on a

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Metaphors and Website Design: A Cross-Cultural Case Study of the Tide.com Stain Detective

by A. Dawn Shaikh, Barbara S. Chaparro, W. Todd Nelson, & Anirudha Joshi Summary: This study investigated the generalization of a home metaphor used in the Tide.com Stain Detective (Nelson & Hibner, 2003) to middle-class Indian females. The stain detective

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