Tag trails: Navigating with context and history

Gwizdka, Jacek and Bakelaar, Philip Tag trails: Navigating with context and history., 2009 . In SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Boston, MA (US), 4-9 April 2009. [Conference paper]


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English abstract

We describe a technique for preserving and presenting context and history while navigating web resources described by keywords. We use tagging and tag clouds as an application area for our technique. The technique is illustrated by employing it in a prototype that interfaces data from a social tagging website used to bookmark academic articles. The prototype displays a “tag trail” which can reveal contextual connections between web resources and the associated tags. We argue that the user’s understanding of web resources is aided by making such connections explicit.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: tag clouds, information retrieval, navigation, tagging, tag trails
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BI. User interfaces, usability.
I. Information treatment for information services > IG. Information presentation: hypertext, hypermedia.
Depositing user: Jacek Gwizdka
Date deposited: 06 Jan 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/14161


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