RSVP Reading on a Smart Watch
Gannon, E., He, J., Gao, X., & Chaparro, B.
RSVP Reading on a Smart Watch. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2016 Annual Meeting
Reading with Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) has shown promise for optimizing screen space and
increasing reading speed without compromising comprehension. Given the wide use of small-screen
devices, the present study compared RSVP and traditional reading on three types of reading
comprehension, reading speed, and subjective measures on a smart watch. Results confirm previous studies
that show faster reading speed with RSVP without detracting from comprehension. Subjective data indicate
that Traditional is strongly preferred to RSVP as a primary reading method. Given the optimal use of
screen space, increased speed and comparable comprehension, future studies should focus on making
RSVP a more comfortable format.