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Users think looking forward to downloads and search results is boring and a waste of time.

Users think looking forward to downloads and search results is boring and a waste of time.

Over fifty percent the participants mentioned this specifically. “I like to go into a site and get out then. I don’t love to lull around,” one participant said. Another person complained about slow downloading of graphics: “I want to see one good picture. I do not like to see a lot of pictures. Pictures are not worth waiting around for.”

Study 1 employed a novel measure of participants’ boredom. Participants were instructed to select a marble up from a container on the table and drop it into another container each time they felt bored or felt like doing something else. Together, the 11 participants moved 12 marbles: 8 marbles while waiting for a page to download, 2 while waiting around for search results to appear, and 2 when unable to find the requested information. (Participants would not always remember to make use of the marbles when they were bored). (mais…)

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