Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Igor Chtivelband MSE-2012-106, pp. 79. COM/School of Computing, 2012.

The work

Författare / Author: Igor Chtivelband
Titel / Title: HistoryLane : Web Browser History Visualization Method
Abstrakt Abstract:

With the evolution of Internet, users exploit it increasingly intensively for achieving their goals: sending emails,
playing games, watching videos, reading news. They do it
through Web browsers, that may vary in exact implementation, but have similar core functionalities . One of these core
functionalities is the access to a browsing history. However,
as browsing patterns are getting more complex, the traditional history tools become insufficient. Visualization of
browsing history might be helpful in that case.
In this study we propose a novel approach for browsing
history visualization, named HistoryLane, which ts the
parallel browsing paradigm, common for modern browsers.
The main goal of HistoryLane is enabling the user to gain
insight into his own or into other users' parallel browsing
patterns over time.
Principles of HistoryLane visualization approach are formulated based on recommendations, found during structured literature review. These principles constitute the
base for a prototype, which was implemented as a Fire-
fox extension. To evaluate the e ffectiveness of HistoryLane
we conducted a survey and a quantitative experiment.
The results of the evaluation show that HistoryLane
is perceived by users as effective and intuitive method for
browsing history visualization.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Informatics

Nyckelord / Keywords: Parallel browsing behavior, tab-based visualization

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8yyqu6
Program:/ Programme European Master on Software Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 10/11/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Dr. Mikael Svahnberg
Examinator / Examiner: Tony Gorschek
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: COM/School of Computing

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