Articles by Eva Siegenthaler

Eva Siegenthaler is a research associate at the Institute for Research in Open- Distance- and eLearning at Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences, Brig, Switzerland. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Psychology since 2009. Her research interests are usability, human-computer interaction, and eye tracking.

The Effects of Touch Screen Technology on the Usability of E-Reading Devices

Abstract Although reading is the main function of electronic reading devices (e-readers), previous studies demonstrated that a critical factor for perceived legibility is the usability of the device. If users have problems with the handling of a device, they will not like using the device for reading. Therefore, easy handling is a critical factor for […] [Read More]

Improving the Usability of E-Book Readers

Abstract The use of e-book readers (e-readers or electronic-readers) has become increasingly widespread. An e-reader should meet two important requirements: adequate legibility and good usability. In our study, we investigated these two requirements of e-reader design. Within the framework of a multifunctional approach, we combined eye tracking with other usability testing methods. We tested five […] [Read More]