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Minimap: a web page visualization method for mobile phones

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Minimap: a web page visualization method for mobile phones
The Web has become available even on mobile phones, but the current methods to view large pages on small screens have not been highly usable. Current mobile phone browsers reformat Web pages to a single column that fits the screen width. Because not all content is comprehensible in this format, browsers provide a second mode for viewing pages in the same layout as on a PC. We have developed a modeless Web page visualization method called Minimap that shows pages in a modified Original layout. We conducted a long-term usability study with 20 participants to compare the state-of-the-art mobile phone browser with this new method. 18 participants preferred the new method, and it also scored better in more detailed usability ratings. Author Keywords Information visualization, mobile Web browser, usability. ACM Classification Keywords H.5.2. Information Interfaces and Presentation: User Interfaces ? Screen design / Interaction styles
Virpi Roto, Andrei Popescu, Antti Koivisto, Elina
Added 30 Nov 2009
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where CHI
Authors Virpi Roto, Andrei Popescu, Antti Koivisto, Elina Vartiainen
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