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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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I’ll Take a Large Pepperoni with a Side of Usability: Ordering Pizza on an iPad

By C. V. Lauterbach, A. Duvall & E. Pherigo Summary. This study evaluated performance and subjective perceptions of three iPad pizza ordering apps (Pizza Hut, Papa John’s and Domino’s). Sixteen users (8 male, 8 female) performed a series of tasks

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Exploring the Usability of E-Health Websites

Curtis V. Lauterbach Summary. One of the most common resources for health information is the Internet. On some websites, users are able to input personal symptoms into a Symptom Checker. The Symptom Checker provides a description of possible conditions based

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Keyboard Performance: iPad versus Netbook

B. Chaparro, B. Nguyen, M. Phan, A. Smith, & J. Teves Summary. This study evaluated performance and subjective perceptions of three keyboard styles: the iPad soft keyboard (in both landscape and portrait orientation), as well as a Acer netbook keyboard.

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Trick or Tweet: How Usable is Twitter for First-Time Users?

Justin W. Owens, Kelsi Lenz, and Stephanie Speagle Summary. Social networking websites have become common tools people use for communication and sharing media such as photos. Currently, one of the most popular social networking websites is Twitter. A usability study

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