The technological advancement over the years has undoubtedly made digital displays more wireless, lightweight and portable. The quality and readability of the digital display are developing on to the same level of a physical paper. This advancement brought forth new digital devices that coined the term such as “portable document reader”, “electronic book”, “virtual paper” for example that is suitable for reading (Adler et al ., 1998). Today, this portable reading device is known as the multi-purpose tablet and e≠ink reader and digital books known as e-books. However, given the vast amount of benefits that these digital devices offer on book reading, the paper book still used among people. The fundamental question of this research evaluation is:
“Why do people between the age of 18-30 choose reading in paper books over e-reading?”
Subsequently, asking more in-depth among ourselves “What are the underlying reasons why paper books are being utilized rather than electronic books?” . There are several assumptions and some common hypotheses that anyone could think of, for example, prolonged exposure to the digital screen is bad for eyesight . However, how far would this personal belief go? What is the majority of people who share the same belief? Such questions would enable us to obtain quantitative and qualitative results in
the user evaluation study. In this evaluation study, we specifically chose young adults between the ages of 18 to 30 for as these generations are heavily involved in literature and technology. The chosen target group would generally come from the background, mostly studying over to working professionally. Although the sampling may not be sufficient in obtaining the best results, it is adequate to provide insights with the support of qualitative and quantitative studies. Besides that, due to the constraints of time, reaching out to a general audience, in this case, convenience sampling would make the evaluation task be conducted more efficiently.
Students: D. Noordman, R. Goh and J. van Gurp