The Effect of display size on reading and manipulating electronic text

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106205
Title:
The Effect of display size on reading and manipulating electronic text
Author:
Richardson, John; Dillon, Andrew; McKnight, Cliff
Editors:
Megaw, E.D.
Citation:
The Effect of display size on reading and manipulating electronic text 1989, :474-479
Publisher:
London: Taylor and Francis
Issue Date:
1989
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106205
Submitted date:
2006-08-04
Abstract:
This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Richardson, J., Dillon, A., and McKnight, C. (1989) The effect of window size on reading and manipulating electronic text. In E. Megaw (ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 1989. London:Taylor and Francis, 474-479. Abstract: With the advent of hypertext the presentation of electronic text is becoming an increasingly important issue. However, most research to date has focused on simplistic measures of reading speed or navigation in highly controlled presentation formats, often using very constrained texts and task scenarios. The present paper attempts a more meaningful analysis of the effect of window size on reader comprehension and manipulation of real-world texts. Reading a journal article for comprehension and a software manual for specific information are both investigated. Results indicate that screen size is not a major factor in performance on either task but readers express a strong preference for larger screens.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Science; Human Computer Interaction; Hypertext and Hypermedia; User Studies; Information Systems; Information Architecture

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcKnight, Cliffen_US
dc.contributor.editorMegaw, E.D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-04T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:42:31Z-
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-08-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Effect of display size on reading and manipulating electronic text 1989, :474-479en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106205-
dc.description.abstractThis item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Richardson, J., Dillon, A., and McKnight, C. (1989) The effect of window size on reading and manipulating electronic text. In E. Megaw (ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 1989. London:Taylor and Francis, 474-479. Abstract: With the advent of hypertext the presentation of electronic text is becoming an increasingly important issue. However, most research to date has focused on simplistic measures of reading speed or navigation in highly controlled presentation formats, often using very constrained texts and task scenarios. The present paper attempts a more meaningful analysis of the effect of window size on reader comprehension and manipulation of real-world texts. Reading a journal article for comprehension and a software manual for specific information are both investigated. Results indicate that screen size is not a major factor in performance on either task but readers express a strong preference for larger screens.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherLondon: Taylor and Francisen_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subjectHuman Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subjectHypertext and Hypermediaen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subjectInformation Systemsen_US
dc.subjectInformation Architectureen_US
dc.titleThe Effect of display size on reading and manipulating electronic texten_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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