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Title: Comparison test of website use with mobile phone and laptop computer
Authors: Maguire, Martin
Tang, Min
Keywords: Usability
Mobile telephones
Laptop computers
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Springer International
Citation: MAGUIRE, M. and TANG, M., 2014. Comparison test of website use with mobile phone and laptop computer. In: Kurosu, M. (ed.). Proceedings of 2014 16th HCI International Conference. Human-Computer Interaction: Applications and Services, Heraklion, Greece, 22-27 June, pp. 146-154.
Series/Report no.: Lecture Notes in Computer Science;8512
Abstract: The study compared user performance and subjective ratings between a mobile phone and laptop computer for accessing the internet. Twenty four participants were required to carry out two equivalent sets of 5 tasks, one set of tasks with a mobile phone and the other set with a laptop. It was found that the task times for the mobile phone were higher than those of the laptop for all tasks but only significantly different for two of the task pairs. The most important reason for this result seemed to be the difference in size of the screens on each device. Participants were also asked to rate the difficulty of each task performed on both laptop and phone. Interestingly, participants did not rate the difficulty of using the mobile phone significantly higher than for the laptop. This seemed to be because of lower expectations when using the mobile phone, good dexterity in zooming in and out of the screen, and spending less time reviewing each page on the phone than on the laptop before moving on another page.
Description: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07227-2_15
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07227-2_15
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15599
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07227-2_15
ISBN: 9783319072265
ISSN: 0302-9743
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