Eye Gaze Patterns while Searching vs. Browsing a Website
- by S. Shrestha & K. Lenz, Usability News, January 2007, Vol. 9 Issue 1
- This article discusses users' visual scan paths of web pages containing text and/or pictures while conducting browsing and searching tasks.
Perception of Fonts: Perceived Personality Traits and Uses
- by A. Dawn Shaikh, Barbara S. Chaparro, & Doug Fox, Usability News, February 2006, Vol. 8 Issue 1
- This study sought to determine if certain personalities and uses are associated with various fonts.
First Impressions Count in Website Design
- Web designers have as little as 50 milliseconds to capture the interest of potential customers. Through the halo effect, first impressions can influence subsequent judgments of website credibility and buying decisions.
Sidebar on display in next Vista preview
- by Ina Fried, CNET News.com, February 2, 2006
- Sidebar is a small panel at the side of the monitor that can be used to view photo slide shows, RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds and other small programs, dubbed gadgets.
- What makes it still compelling, even in the age of multiple open programs, is the ability to see information at a glance, without having to stop working in a primary document. That information could be anything from sales data to stock quotes to family photos.
Five Lenses: Towards a Toolkit for Interaction Design
- by Erickson, T. April, 2006.
- in Theories and Practice in Interaction Design (ed. S. Bagnara, G. Crampton-Smith, G. and Salvendy.) Lawrence Erlbaum: April, 2006.
Internet users judge Web sites in less than a blink
- By Reuters, via CNET News.com, January 17, 2006
- Internet users can give Web sites a thumbs up or thumbs down in less than the blink of an eye, according to a study by Canadian researchers. In just one-twentieth of a second--less than half the time it takes to blink--people make aesthetic judgments that influence the rest of their experience with an Internet site.