Promoting in-depth reading experience and acceptance: Design and assessment of Tablet reading interfaces

Kuo Liang Huang, Kuo Hsiang Chen, Chun Heng Ho

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This study employs an interface design on a Tablet to facilitate in-depth reading for learners and allow them to apply better strategies and skills when reading; thereby cultivating their positive attitude towards reading and improving their willingness to use Tablets. Using human-centred design, we first investigated the Tablet functions within learner wants and needs based on their reading experiences, analysed each function and its correlation to reading satisfaction, and obtained a basis for evaluation. We next employed the 10 functions demonstrating the highest importance to complete a prototyping design. Finally, based on the technology acceptance model, we employed experimental methods to verify the prototype using the post-test-only control group design. The results of the study indicate that for perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, reading and using attitudes, and behaviour intentions, the average scores for the improved Tablet were significantly higher (p<0.05) than those for the original version.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-618
Number of pages13
JournalBehaviour and Information Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 3

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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