Posted by: David | March 2, 2011

Mobile Reading Twice as Hard as Desktop

It is much harder to comprehend complicated information on a mobile device than on a desktop screen.

You might conclude that intuitively (and be correct), but now comes a study from the University of Alberta to put numbers to it.

Usability guru Jakob Nielsen, writing in his latest Alertbox, cites the study by R.I. Singh which found that users of mobile devices the size of an iPhone understood information less than half as well as those using a desktop monitor. Size matters!


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