The effect of display size and text splitting on reading lengthy text from screen

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105365
Title:
The effect of display size and text splitting on reading lengthy text from screen
Author:
Dillon, Andrew; Richardson, John; McKnight, Cliff
Citation:
The effect of display size and text splitting on reading lengthy text from screen 1990, 9(3):215-217 Behaviour and Information Technology
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Behaviour and Information Technology
Issue Date:
1990
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105365
Submitted date:
2006-07-18
Abstract:
This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A., Richardson, J. and McKnight, C. (1990) The effect of display size and paragraph splitting on reading lengthy text from screen. Behaviour and Information Technology, 9(3), 215-227. Abstract: The present paper reports on an experimental investigation of reader performance and preferences with a screen-presented journal article. The effects of display size (20 lines and 60 lines) and sentence splitting on readers' manipulation, comprehension and subjective impressions are assessed. The results indicate that neither variable significantly affects comprehension but adjusted manipulation levels are significantly higher in the small window condition. Splitting sentences across screens also caused readers to return to the previous page to re-read text significantly more. Subjective data reveal a preference for larger screens and high awareness of text format. Implications for future work are discussed.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
User Studies

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcKnight, Cliffen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-18T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:24:19Z-
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-07-18en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe effect of display size and text splitting on reading lengthy text from screen 1990, 9(3):215-217 Behaviour and Information Technologyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105365-
dc.description.abstractThis item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A., Richardson, J. and McKnight, C. (1990) The effect of display size and paragraph splitting on reading lengthy text from screen. Behaviour and Information Technology, 9(3), 215-227. Abstract: The present paper reports on an experimental investigation of reader performance and preferences with a screen-presented journal article. The effects of display size (20 lines and 60 lines) and sentence splitting on readers' manipulation, comprehension and subjective impressions are assessed. The results indicate that neither variable significantly affects comprehension but adjusted manipulation levels are significantly higher in the small window condition. Splitting sentences across screens also caused readers to return to the previous page to re-read text significantly more. Subjective data reveal a preference for larger screens and high awareness of text format. Implications for future work are discussed.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.titleThe effect of display size and text splitting on reading lengthy text from screenen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalBehaviour and Information Technologyen_US
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