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What about the Rigutti et al. 2015 Peerj paper?
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the current work is strictly connected with a recent work published on Peerj (see Rigutti S, Fantoni C, Gerbino W. (2015) Web party effect: a cocktail party effect in the web environment. PeerJ 3:e828 https://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.828) investigating and modeling the relationship between web page complexity, usability, task performance, and cognitive load. Surprisingly the Rigutti, Fantoni & Gerbino Peerj work is neither cited nor discussed throughout the paper. I believe that this is a missed occasion to include in the paper an interesting topic of discussion.

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Thank you very much for referring us to your paper! But web search served only as a treatment in our study and we did not examine web navigation in our current paper. We focused on overall first impressions of usability (= expected usability), their connection to experienced usability and influences of aesthetics evaluations.

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Thank you for answering. However, the correlation found by Rigutti et al 2015 between usability ratings (measured using the SUS) and information seeking time closely resembles your finding on the strong relationship between experienced usability (measured via usability questionnaire similar to the SUS) and task duration. Such a convergence of results is relevant and would have make the statement of your paper stronger.

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To explain our rationale at this point: We discussed in this section studies, that have as well measured expected usability before use (like presented within the theory section). If I got it right, that was not the case in Rigutti et al., 2015 - but correct me if I am wrong. Thus, our idea was to focus on such studies; we were aware that there are several additional pieces of research available for the connection between post-use usability ratings and objective measures (for an overview, see Lee & Koubek, 2012 as cited in our paper). From my point of view, it is ok to narrow the focus down in such manner within the discussion section. Otherwise one might ask as well why for example research like Tuch et al. (2012). The role of visual complexity and prototypicality regarding first impression of websites: Working towards understanding aesthetic judgments. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 70(11), 794–811. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2012.06.003 is not discussed in Rigutti et al. 2015 when talking about first impressions in their discussion. But I am sure, that is founded in the focus and storyline of this specific discussion section.

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