5. Tablets and E-Readers

iPad Usability

Tablets Are Shared Devices

What Are iPads Used For?

The Triple Threat of iPad Design

Perceived Affordance: Can You See Me Now?

Recognition-based User Interfaces

Inconsistent Interaction Design

The Print Metaphor

Card Sharks vs. Holy Scrollers

Swipe Ambiguity

TMN: Too Much Navigation

Splash Screens and Startup Noises


Toward a Better iPad User Experience

Kindle Usability

Kindle: The E-reader

Kindle Reader on the iPhone

Kindle Fire Usability

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