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Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2001
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Fiction ♦ Hypertext ♦ Lexia ♦ Usability
Abstract While usability research concentrates on evaluating informational documents and Web sites, significant insights can be gained from performingusability testing on texts designed for pleasure reading, such as hypertext narratives. This article describes the results of such a test. The results demonstrate that the navigation systems required for such texts can significantly interfere with readers ability to derive value or pleasure from the fiction. The results emphasize the importance of hypertext authors providing more linear paths through texts and of simplifying the navigational apparatus required to read them.
ISSN 15276805
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-02-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15579441
Journal ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD)
Volume Number 25
Issue Number 1
Page Count 14
Starting Page 3
Ending Page 16


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