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Purpose – This study seeks to evaluate a selection of second-generation ebook readers in order to determine which devices deliver the best experience for the user, in terms of functionality and overall experience. The technical and physical elements of the devices are also compared. Design/methodology/approach – This paper starts with a brief discussion of(More)
This paper presents the results of two studies into electronic book production. The Visual Book study [1] explored the importance of the visual component of the book metaphor for the production of more effective electronic books, while the WEB Book study [2] took the findings of the Visual Book and applied them to the production of books for publication on(More)
This paper considers the comprehensiveness, applicability, and usability of four commonly cited information audit methodologies. Comprehensiveness considers the conceptual, logical, and structural completeness of each methodological approach. Applicability considers the scope of each approach, and the ability to tailor the approach to individual(More)
This paper considers the EBONI (Electronic Books ON-screen Interface) Project’s research into the importance of the user when designing electronic textbooks [1]. The results of the Visual Book (Landoni, 1997) and the WEB Book (Wilson, 1999) experiments, which explored design aspects of ebooks and provide a backdrop to EBONI’s research, are presented.(More)
This paper describes a series of three evaluations of electronic textbooks on the Web, which focused on assessing how appearance and design can affect users’ sense of engagement and directness with the material. The EBONI Project’s methodology for evaluating electronic textbooks is outlined and each experiment is described, together with an analysis of(More)