Software Usability Research Lab: Usability News

Welcome to Usability News!

February 2005
Vol. 7 Issue 1

Usability News is a free web newsletter that is produced by the Software Usability Research Laboratory (SURL). The SURL team specializes in software/website user interface design research, human-computer interaction research, and usability testing and research.  -Barbara S. Chaparro, Editor  Notes from the Editor

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Website Design 


Reading Online Text with a Poor Layout: Is Performance Worse?
by B.S. Chaparro, A.D. Shaikh, & J.R. Baker



Metaphors and Website Design: A Cross-Cultural Case Study of the Stain Detective
by A.D. Shaikh, B.S. Chaparro, W.T. Nelson, & A. Joshi 


Using Eye-tracking Data to Understand First Impressions of a Website
by M. Russell 

Input Devices


Ergonomic Mice: Comparison of Performance and Perceived Exertion
By D. Scarlett

bullet A Breakdown of the Psychomotor Components of Input Device Usage
by J. Slocum


Usability of Technical Documentation


A Comparison of Two Evaluation Techniques for Technical Documentation
 by B. Rogers, C. Hamblin, & A. Chaparro


Evaluation Toolbox for Aviation Technical Publications
 by B. Rogers, C. Hamblin, & A. Chaparro

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