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Hunter Gatherer: Interaction support for the creation and management of within-web-page collections

schraefel, m.c., Zhu, Yuxiang, Modjeska, David, Wigdor, Daniel and Zhao, Shengdong (2002) Hunter Gatherer: Interaction support for the creation and management of within-web-page collections At International World Wide Web Conference, United States. , pp. 172-181.

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Hunter Gatherer is an interface that lets Web users carry out three main tasks: (1) collect components from within Web pages; (2) represent those components in a collection; (3) edit those component collections. Our research shows that while the practice of making collections of content from within Web pages is common, it is not frequent, due in large part to poor interaction support in existing tools. We engaged with users in task analysis as well as iterative design reviews in order to understand the interaction issues that are part of within-Web-page collection making and to design an interaction that would support that process.We report here on that design development, as well as on the evaluations of the tool that evolved from that process, and the future work stemming from these results, in which our critical question is: what happens to users perceptions and expectations of web-based information (their web-based information management practices) when they can treat this information as harvestable, recontextualizable data, rather than as fixed pages?

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Published date: 2002
Additional Information: Event Dates: May 2002
Venue - Dates: International World Wide Web Conference, United States, 2002-05-01
Keywords: attention, collections, information gathering and management, transclusions, web-based interaction design
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity


Local EPrints ID: 257677
ISBN: 1-58113-449-5
PURE UUID: 89f85f53-f997-4f10-8251-852e89d68893

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Date deposited: 12 Nov 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:37

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Author: m.c. schraefel
Author: Yuxiang Zhu
Author: David Modjeska
Author: Daniel Wigdor
Author: Shengdong Zhao

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