Indirect assessment of web navigation success

Gwizdka, Jacek and Spence, Ian Indirect assessment of web navigation success., 2005 . In SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Portland, OR (US), 2-7 April 2005. [Conference paper]


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Despite much research on hypertext and web navigation, relatively little is known about the relationship between web navigation strategies and success. We present two exploratory studies designed to explore the relationships between several web navigation metrics that are based on similarity to an optimal path to predict task success. The data suggest that the relationships between these measures depend on the particular web navigation task.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: web navigation, path similarity, compactness, stratum
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CB. User studies.
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


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