Log-based Longitudinal Study Finds Window Thrashing

@inproceedings{Mackinlay2004LogbasedLS,
  title={Log-based Longitudinal Study Finds Window Thrashing},
  author={Jock D. Mackinlay and Christiaan Royer},
  year={2004}
}
Although large displays are becoming more cost effective, most user interfaces are optimized for a single monitor of modest size even though many traditional workspaces such as desks and workbenches are much larger and some studies have found benefits from large displays. This paper explores whether a single monitor is sufficient for information work using standard software. A log-based longitudinal field study finds that most of the time a single monitor allows skilled information analysts to… CONTINUE READING