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Stiegler, Marc; Karp, Alan H.
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): Confirmation errors; usable security; interaction design

Abstract: Confirmation dialog boxes are common. So common, in fact, that we have trained ourselves to click through them without thinking. Most of the time, that's not a problem, but in rare cases it can lead to the loss of work. In this report, we'll come up with a plausible explanation of why that happens and propose an approach that we believe will make such errors rarer.

4 Pages

External Posting Date: July 06, 2011 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: July 06, 2011 [Fulltext]

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