Link colors guide a search

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Link colors guide a search
While much basic research exists on the effects of various visual properties on visual search, the application of such research to real-world tasks is lacking. The purpose of this research is to address the lack of empirical validation for design guidelines that affect visual search. One common design element used in Web interface design is link color. The general research question asked is how text color affects visual search. This research demonstrates, with reaction time and eye movement analysis, the dramatic but imperfect control a designer has on guiding the attention of users with text color. Experimental support for the differentiation of visited link colors is presented, along with analyses of the advantages provided by differentiating link colors. Categories & Subject Descriptors: H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: User Interfaces ? evaluation/methodology, screen design, style guides; H.5.4 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Hypertext/Hypermedia ? u...
Tim Halverson, Anthony J. Hornof
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Updated 01 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where CHI
Authors Tim Halverson, Anthony J. Hornof
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