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ID (ISN) del documento42979
Número CIS 84-1883
ISSN - Título de la serie 0018-7208 - Human Factors
Año 1983
Número de serie
Autor(es) Duchnicky R.L., Kolers P.A.
Título Readability of text scrolled on visual display terminals as a function of window size
Información bibliográfica Dec. 1983, Vol.25, No.6, p.683-692. Illus. 16 ref.
Resumen 10 student subjects were tested to evaluate the readability of text as a function of 3 different line lengths, 2 different character densities and window heights of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 20 lines. Lines of full and two-thirds screen width were read 25% faster than lines of one-third screen width. Text of density 80 characters/line was read 30% faster than text in a format of 40 characters/line. Text in windows 4 lines high was read as efficiently as text in 20-line windows, and text in 1- or 2-line windows was read 9% more slowly than text in 20-line windows. Comprehension of the passages did not vary as a function of window size. Implications of the results for mixed text and graphics and for limited-capacity electronic displays are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) tareas visuales; legibilidad; pantallas de visualización
Descriptores (secundarios) valoración ergonómica; investigaciones sobre el hombre
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Iluminación, color, visión
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)