Estimating Time Requirements for Web Input Elements

Ludger Martin

Abstract

How do you know whether a website or Web application is usable? What you need is statistics about how the website is used. Such statistics usually include information about how much time a web user spends on a website. But to know whether those dwell times are acceptable you will need reference values. This paper provides such reference values based on a research study. After a detailed discussion of the study’s results, a table is presented, which provides reference values for any kind of HTML/HTML5 input elements. This table can be used to estimate the time it will take a user to fill in a form.

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in Harvard Style

Martin L. (2013). Estimating Time Requirements for Web Input Elements . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Web Intelligence - Volume 1: WEBI, (ICEIS 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-63-1, pages 13-21. DOI: 10.5220/0004582400130021


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webi13,
author={Ludger Martin},
title={Estimating Time Requirements for Web Input Elements},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Web Intelligence - Volume 1: WEBI, (ICEIS 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={13-21},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004582400130021},
isbn={978-989-8565-63-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Web Intelligence - Volume 1: WEBI, (ICEIS 2013)
TI - Estimating Time Requirements for Web Input Elements
SN - 978-989-8565-63-1
AU - Martin L.
PY - 2013
SP - 13
EP - 21
DO - 10.5220/0004582400130021