Usability of iPad Apps and Websites

enthusiasts by providing the first empirical data on the usefulness IPAD. ….. We have our first usability studies of applications and content iPad few weeks ….

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Usability of iPad Apps and Websites

  • Contents
  • Executive Summary … 5
  • First studies … 5
  • Wacky interfaces … 6
  • Inconsistent interaction design …7
  • Crushing print metaphor … 7
  • Card sharks vs. holy scrollers … 8
  • Toward a better iPad user experience … 9
  • Research Method … 10
  • Websites on the iPad … 11
  • Using full sites on the iPad … 11
  • Using mobile sites on the iPad … 16
  • iPad-specific website? … 20
  • App or website? … 20
  • Mental Models … 26
  • Magazine mental models … 26
  • Modeling a different app … 33
  • Beautiful Images… 36
  • The Touch Screen …. 38
  • Small target areas … 38
  • Accidental tapping and the Back button … 42
  • Lack of Affordances: Where Can I Tap?  47
  • Targets that do not look like targets … 47
  • Invisible controls … 51
  • No hyperlinks …. 53
  • Getting Lost in an Application … 58
  • The home button. 58
  • The search box … 59
  • Tabs and the iPad’s tab bar … 59
  • Navigation panel on the left … 64
  • Carousels … 65
  • Changing Orientation … 69
  • An Abundance of Gestures … 76
  • Gestures that are too complex … 76
  • Memory for gestures … 77
  • Multiple Panels … 80
  • Small font size and crowded content … 80
  • Lower working memory burden .. 82
  • Disconnect between action and feedback … 83
  • Methodology … 86
  • Usability testing … 86
  • Design review … 91
  • About the Authors … 92
  • Acknowledgments … 93
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