World Wide Web navigation aid

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World Wide Web navigation aid
The challenge for the World Wide Web user is to discover and rediscover useful information from very rich but also very diversified sources in the Web environment. The Web browser is a key interface to facilitate Web information access. In this paper, a framework is proposed to identify and investigate key factors that determine the Web browser's ability to assist users in performing various information retrieval tasks. Design guidelines to help overcome the limitations associated with human information processing and the Web environment are introduced. Based on these guidelines, an online history tool (MEMOS) is developed to support user browsing, organization, and rediscovery tasks in both intra-sessional and inter-sessional information retrieval. Empirical tests of user performance with the MEMOS tool are analysed in the context of our framework. We show that the MEMOS tool was perceived to be more useful than the history mechanisms used in popular Web browsers, but its benefi...
Milena M. Head, Norman P. Archer, Yufei Yuan
Added 18 Dec 2010
Updated 18 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2000
Authors Milena M. Head, Norman P. Archer, Yufei Yuan
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