Over fifty percent the participants mentioned this specifically. “I prefer to go into an online site and get out then. I don’t want to lull around,” one participant said. Someone else complained about slow downloading of graphics: “I want to see one picture that is good. I don’t want to see tons of pictures. Pictures are not worth looking forward to.”
Study 1 employed a measure that is novel of’ boredom. Participants were instructed to choose up a marble from a container up for grabs and drop it into another container whenever they felt bored or felt like doing something different. Together, the 11 participants moved 12 marbles: 8 marbles while looking forward to a full page to download, 2 while waiting for search engine results to look, and 2 when struggling to get the requested information. (Participants failed to always remember to make use of the marbles if they were bored). Continue reading Users think waiting around for downloads and search results is boring and a waste of the time.