[thelist] Do women view web pages differently from men?

genghis at members.evolt.org genghis at members.evolt.org
Fri Apr 6 05:47:38 CDT 2001

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> [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of narrator
> Sent: 05 April 2001 19:51
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: Re: [thelist] Do women view web pages differently from men?
> On Thu, 5 Apr 2001, George Dillon wrote:
> > the items they were after, and she (having a masters in Women's Studies)
> > commented that it was because they were both MEN and that women would be
> > more likely to read what was in front of them... and I
> thought... could this
> > be true...
> Hey George,
> I know I've read several studies about the differences between men and
> women's browsing habits, one thing sticking out is women tend to scan
> the text more than men, who tend to scan graphics first.

Hang on - how many times have you ever heard a guy
claiming he's "not looking at the pictures, just the
articles about cars" ?


Oh, all right then...

There's a difference between graphic designers and graphic
artists.  In new media, most of the 'graphic designers' are
nothing of the kind.  Have a look at this week's ALA article
which suggests this and many other things:

John Handelaar

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