Software Usability Research Lab: Usability News

Welcome to Usability News!

July 2005
Vol. 7 Issue 2

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 


Perceived Personality and Uses of Fonts: We Need Your Input!
by A.D. Shaikh, J. Slocum, and Z. Zaccagni 


Effects of Line Length on Reading Online News
by A.D. Shaikh



Is Multiple-Column Online Text Better? It Depends!
by J.R. Baker 

Usability Testing


Hotspots and Hyperlinks: Using Eye-tracking to Supplement Usability Testing
by M. Russell 


Evaluating the Usability of Educational Websites for Children
 by S. Naidu


Alternative Displays & Accessories


Online Flipping: Examination of the Digital FlipViewer
 by S. Hull


Smooth or Textured: Does Mouse Pad Surface Impact Performance?
By J. Slocum and S. Thompson


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