A Comparison of Reading Paper and On-Line Documents

@inproceedings{OHara1997ACO,
  title={A Comparison of Reading Paper and On-Line Documents},
  author={Kenton O'Hara and Abigail Sellen},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={1997}
}
We report on a laboratory study that compares reading from paper to reading on-line. Critical differences have to do with the major advantages paper offers in supporting annotation while reading, quick navigation, and flexibility of spatial layout. These, in turn, allow readers to deepen their understanding of the text, extract a sense of its structure, create a plan for writing, cross-refer to other documents, and interleave reading and writing. We discuss the design implications of these… CONTINUE READING

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