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Mouse Rage

Thanks to Cabot for pointing me to this study.
Poor website design may have negative effects on users’ nervous system
“According to a report published by the Social Issues Research Centre and commissioned by Rackspace Managed Hosting, there are five key IT flaws in the way websites are designed and hosted that may lead to harmful health effects.”
The Top 5 website failures that lead to Mouse Rage:
– Slow to load pages
– Confusing / difficult to navigate layouts
– Excessive pop-ups
– Unnecessary advertising
– Site unavailability
The first signs of Mouse Rage:
– Heart rate quickens
– Increased sweating
– Furious clicking of the mouse
– Simultaneous clicking and cursing the screen
– Bashing the mouse
Read the full article or link to more about the report here.
Stephen

Posted on: December 23, 2006, 8:50 pm Category: Uncategorized

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