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HCI design principles for ereaders / Jennifer Pearson; George Buchanan; Harold Thimbleby

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Swansea University Author: Pearson, Jennifer

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DOI (Published version): 10.1145/1871854.1871860

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As interactive digital documents are becoming more and more commonplace, we find ourselves searching for new ways to make good use of them. The fast delivery and large storage capacity that digital devices offer, make reading from bulky physical books seem obsolete, even nonsensical. EReaders, the l...

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Published: 2010
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa19240
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Abstract: As interactive digital documents are becoming more and more commonplace, we find ourselves searching for new ways to make good use of them. The fast delivery and large storage capacity that digital devices offer, make reading from bulky physical books seem obsolete, even nonsensical. EReaders, the latest craze in digital reading, follows from the introduction of eInk and promises paper-like reading capabilities with the added digital benefits.. But is the excitement justified? Can you `curl up' with an eReader in the same way as you can a physical book, or is the design of eReading devices hindering this process?.As of yet, no one has taken a scientific view of current eReader technology from the systematic standpoint of basic HCI principles. This paper discusses guidelines for good eReader design and illustrates them with examples of shortcomings of some of the more popular eReader devices on the market today.
College: College of Science
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