Usability Tools Podcast with Jared Spool & Brian Christiansen

Jared Spool discusses tips and tools for improving your site's user experience with Christine Perfetti and Brian Christiansen. They share someone UIE's most important findings from our decades of research on web design and usability.

Episode #6 The Truth About Page Download Time

September 24, 2007  ·  22 minutes

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This week, Christine Perfetti asks Jared Spool 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.

Show Notes

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