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Designing and Engineering Time: The Psychology of Time Perception in Software by Steven C. Seow Ph.D.

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Chapter 6. Progress Indication

Progress indication is one of the most important topics because it involves one of the most painful human experiences: waiting. Using the wrong type of progress indication can make a seemingly short duration seem unbearable, and using the right type of progress indication can help users tolerate long durations. This chapter introduces a way to classify progress indications and explains how these classes can help you determine the most suitable type of indication to use.

Silicon Faux Pas

When people talk about progress indication, the common imagery that comes to mind is the rotating hourglass or the flying documents, but progress indication is more than some arbitrary animation you use to fill up time. In Chapters ...

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