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The effect of system response time on visual search in Web pages

Paul van Schaik (Psychology Section, School of Social Sciences, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK)
Jonathan Ling (Psychology Section, School of Social Sciences, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

Previous research has highlighted the importance of system response time (SRT) for Web usability. In the present study, this parameter was studied using a choice reaction task to assess the effect on both performance and subjective measures. Results showed that SRT variability had no effect on usability when using text displays and, although Web experience increased speed of task performance, this did not affect perceptions of SRT. Presents implications for Web server design and future research into SRT.

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van Schaik, P. and Ling, J. (2004), "The effect of system response time on visual search in Web pages", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 3, pp. 264-268. https://doi.org/10.1108/02640470410541660

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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