Mouse handedness

Following on from a recent survey regarding phone email handedness and voice earedness, in conjunction with JR Tokai Express Research carried out a survey on which hand people usually use with their mouse. They surveyed 330 working people by means of an internet questionnaire. 76.7% of the sample was Read more…

Under one in five Japanese running lower than XGA

What resolution is your monitor? graph of japanese opinionAs a sort of follow-on from the survey on mobile phone handedness,, in conjunction with Cross Marketing Inc, had a look at what sort of computer and monitor people used. They interview 379 internet users, 50.1% male, 16.3% in their teens, 16.1% in their twenties, 16.4% in their thirties, 16.4% in their forties, 17.2% in their fifties, and 17.7% sixty or over.

I believe this survey is looking at home computers rather than office machines, although this is not clearly stated within the report.

They did in fact look at a few other factors that seem more interesting the just screen resolution, but sadly they have not made these results public. However, the resolution information may prove useful to web designers, and seems to back up the statistics I see from my own blog: 1024 x 768 is the benchmark. However, whether or not people run their browsers fullscreen is a question for another survey!

Optical and flash media replacing floppies

Do you use floppy disks? graph of japanese, in conjunction with goo Research, interviewed at the start of this month by means of a web-based survey 1,094 people from all over the country to find out about how they use USB flash memory, as well as other issues surrounding moving data between PCs. 55.6% of the respondents were female, and 2.7% were teenaged, 21.9% in their twneties, 42.2% in their thirties, 22.9% in their forties, 8.3% in their fifties, and just 1.8% sixty or older.

Last year they also carried out a similar survey, so there will be some extra information about how the marketplace has changed in just a year.

I personally prefer flash memory (SD cards, in fact) as the quickest and easiest way, assuming I can fit all the data on the card. Burning CDs is just a pain and not reusable, and my floppy drive only ever sees action as a boot device for Linux! I also have a Sony NW-A300 hard drive player handy, but the lack of spare USB cables limits its usefulness as a transfer device.