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An Exploratory Evaluation of Three Interfaces for Browsing Large Hierarchical Tables of Contents

dc.contributor.authorChimera, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorShneiderman, Benen_US
dc.description.abstractThree different interfaces were used to browse a large (1296 items) table of contents. A fully expanded stable interface, expand/contract interface, and multi-pane interface were studied in a between-groups experiment with 41 novice participants. Nine timed fact retrieval tasks were performed, each task is analyzed and discussed separately. We found that both the expand/contract and multi-pane interfaces produced significantly faster times than the stable interface for many tasks using this large hierarchy; other advantages of the expand/contract and multi-pane interfaces over the stable interface are discussed. The animation characteristics of the expand/contract interface appear to play a major role. Refinements to the multi-pane and expand/contract interfaces are suggested. A predictive model for measuring navigation effort of each interface is presented. (Also cross-referenced as CAR-TR-539)en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesUM Computer Science Department; CS-TR-2620en_US
dc.titleAn Exploratory Evaluation of Three Interfaces for Browsing Large Hierarchical Tables of Contentsen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTech Reports in Computer Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtComputer Science Department Technical Reportsen_US

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