• Gone in 60 Seconds (or 8, or 2, or 400 ms)…

    Posted on April 5, 2003 by Admin

    Note: This article was originally posted on, and has been migrated to the Northway web site to maintain the content online.
    According to Robert B. Miller[1], here are acceptable response times for various actions:

    One tenth of a second (0.1) is about the limit for having the user feel that the system is reacting instantaneously, meaning that no special feedback is necessary except to display the result.
    One second (1.0) is about the limit for the user’s flow of thought to remain uninterrupted, even though Read Entire Entry