E-book readability, comprehensibility and satisfaction

Wooyong Yi, Eunil Park, Kwangsu Cho

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Abstract

The style of text, including number of columns, line spacing, typeface, and font-size, may affect e-book readers' understanding, readability and satisfaction. Along with the recent appearances of e-book devices such as Amazon's Kindle, Apple iBooks, and Barns & Nobles' Nook, user experiences reading with e-books is considered critical. In this study, we investigated the issues in terms of readability, comprehensibility, and satisfaction by systematically measuring two major typographical factors: number of columns and line spacing. The study showed that these two independent variables are critical for e-book experiences from these three key aspects. Finally, the implications of this research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 20
Event5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2011 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2011 Feb 212011 Feb 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2011

Other

Other5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2011
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period11/2/2111/2/23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

Cite this

Yi, W., Park, E., & Cho, K. (2011). E-book readability, comprehensibility and satisfaction. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2011 [38] (Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2011). https://doi.org/10.1145/1968613.1968660