Visualizing the Thematic Update Status of Web and WAP Sites on Mobile Phones
Authors: Chittaro L.
Published in: Proceedings of MOBILE HCI 2004: 6th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3160, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, September 2004, pp. 415-420.
Abstract: The primary goal of people accessing the Web from mobile phones is to find specific pieces of information (PoI, hereinafter), not to surf. Welldesigned sites for mobile users help them by minimizing the path needed to reach the desired PoI. We propose a further improvement, based on visualizing thematic update status (i.e., how many PoI have been added in each category and when). This can prevent unfruitful navigation of the site and also allow users to compare different sites to choose which one better suits their needs.
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