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Comparison test of website use with mobile phone and laptop computer

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posted on 19.08.2014, 15:17 by Martin Maguire, Min Tang
The study compared user performance and subjective ratings between a mobile phone and laptop computer for accessing the internet. Twenty four participants were required to carry out two equivalent sets of 5 tasks, one set of tasks with a mobile phone and the other set with a laptop. It was found that the task times for the mobile phone were higher than those of the laptop for all tasks but only significantly different for two of the task pairs. The most important reason for this result seemed to be the difference in size of the screens on each device. Participants were also asked to rate the difficulty of each task performed on both laptop and phone. Interestingly, participants did not rate the difficulty of using the mobile phone significantly higher than for the laptop. This seemed to be because of lower expectations when using the mobile phone, good dexterity in zooming in and out of the screen, and spending less time reviewing each page on the phone than on the laptop before moving on another page.

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  • Design

Published in

HCI International 2014 Human-Computer Interaction: Theories, Methods and Tools

Volume

Part III, LNCS 8512

Pages

146 - 154 (9)

Citation

MAGUIRE, M. and TANG, M., 2014. Comparison test of website use with mobile phone and laptop computer. In: Kurosu, M. (ed.). Proceedings of 2014 16th HCI International Conference. Human-Computer Interaction: Applications and Services, Heraklion, Greece, 22-27 June, pp. 146-154.

Publisher

© Springer International

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07227-2_15

ISBN

9783319072265;9783319072272

ISSN

0302-9743

eISSN

1611-3349

Book series

Lecture Notes in Computer Science;8512

Language

en

Location

Crete, Greece

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