September 24th, 2007
UIE Usability Tools Podcast: The Truth About Page Download Time
Recorded: September 20, 2007 from the studios of UIE
Brian Christiansen, UIE Podcast Producer
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Each week in our Usability Tools Podcast, I will be sitting down with UIE’s Managing Director, Christine Perfetti to discuss tips and tools for improving your site’s user experience. The goal of our weekly podcast is to share some of the most important findings from UIE’s research on web design and usability.
This week, Christine Perfetti asked me about User Interface Engineering’s groundbreaking study on download time. In this study, we found the actual download time of a page didn’t impact a site’s usability. In this podcast, Christine and I discuss:
» What users *really* mean when they say a web site is too slow
» User Interface Engineering’s methodology for conducting the study on download time
» The strong reaction of the design community to UIE’s findings
» UIE’s shift in perspective regarding download time due to the prevalence of high-speed connections
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