TopicShop: Enhanced support for evaluating and organizing collections of web sites

B. Amento, L. Terveen, W. Hill, D. Hix

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Abstract

TopicShop is an interface that helps users evaluate and organize collections of web sites. The main interface components are site profiles, which contain information that helps users select high-quality items, and a work area, which offers thumbnail images, annotation, and lightweight grouping techniques to help users organize selected sites. The two components are linked to allow task integration. Previous work [2] demonstrated that subjects who used TopicShop were able to select significantly more high-quality sites, in less time and with less effort. We report here on studies that confirm and extend these results. We also show that TopicShop subjects spent just half the time organizing sites, yet still created more groups and more annotations, and agreed more in how they grouped sites. Finally, TopicShop subjects tightly integrated the tasks of evaluating and organizing sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUIST (User Interface Software and Technology)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the ACM Symposium
Pages201-210
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event13th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2000Nov 8 2000

Other

Other13th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/5/0011/8/00

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