People and Computers XX - Engage

Proceedings of HCI 2006

Editors: Bryan-Kinns, N., Blandford, A., Curzon, P., Nigay, L. (Eds.)

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Reading has arguably the longest and richest history of any domain for scientifically considering the impact of technology on the user. From the 1920s to the 1950s, Miles Tinker [1963] and other researchers ran hundreds of user tests that examined the effects of different fonts and text layout variables, such as the amount of vertical space between each line of text (called leading). Their research focused on user performance, and reading speed was the favoured measure. They charted the effect of the manipulated variables on reading speed, looking for the point at which their participants could read the fastest. Their assumption was that faster reading speeds created a more optimal experience. Printers and publishers eagerly consumed this research. In recent years, some of these variables have been reexamined as the technology and capabilities evolve with the advent of computers and computer screens. Dillon [1992] examined how to design textual information for an electronic environment. Boyarski et al. [1998] examined the effect of fonts that were designed for computer screens. Dyson & Kipping [1998] examined the effect of line length on computer screens. Larson et al. [2000] examined the effect of 3-D rotation on reading. Gugerty et al. [2004] demonstrated a reading performance advantage with the Microsoft ClearType display technology.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Smell Me: Engaging with an Interactive Olfactory Game

    Stephen Boyd Davis, Gordon Davies, Ruba Haddad, Mei-Kei Lai

    Pages 25-40

  • Measuring the Aesthetics of Reading

    Kevin Larson, Richard L. Hazlett, Barbara S. Chaparro, Rosalind W. Picard

    Pages 41-56

  • Severity of Usability and Accessibility Problems in eCommerce and eGovernment Websites

    Chandra Harrison, Helen Petrie

    Pages 255-262

  • Graph Builder: Constructing Non-visual Visualizations

    David K. McGookin, Stephen A. Brewster

    Pages 263-278

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
People and Computers XX - Engage
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of HCI 2006
Editors
  • Nick Bryan-Kinns
  • Ann Blandford
  • Paul Curzon
  • Laurence Nigay
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-664-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-664-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84628-588-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 282
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