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PageLinker, integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser

  1. 1. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Pagelinker Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal InSitu, INRIA & LRI, Institut Pasteur May 1, 2007 A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 1/21
  2. 2. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions PageLinker videos Looking for: Paper format Proteins Hotels A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 2/21
  3. 3. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Presentation Overview Web page revisitation Participatory Design with biologists Contextual Bookmarks Evaluation A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 3/21
  4. 4. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Revisitation and biologists Heavy web users Go from on website to another to analyse data Use a lot of online forms, and copy/paste to transfer data Bookmarks and history helpful but not enough A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 4/21
  5. 5. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Purpose Contextual bookmarks are bookmarks/favorites specific to a page or set of pages. Associate web pages together Help users chain web pages Improve web page revisitation Contextualise web navigation A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 5/21
  6. 6. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Purpose Contextual bookmarks are bookmarks/favorites specific to a page or set of pages. Associate web pages together Help users chain web pages Improve web page revisitation Contextualise web navigation A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 6/21
  7. 7. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Web page revisitation tools Literature from 46% to 81% of pages are revisited [Weinreich & al 2006], [Cockburn & al 1999] WebView, [Cockburn & al 1999] Padprints, [Hightower & al 1998] A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 7/21
  8. 8. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Web page revisitation tools Everyday browsers: History Bookmarks URL drop down menu Search Engines A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 8/21
  9. 9. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Preliminary Study of Biologists 20 biologists / bio-informaticians interviewed Strong habits: smooth integration in their workflow Exploratory navigation: interaction Redundancy: need to manage different versions of the same data Data flows: copy/paste to chain steps A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 9/21
  10. 10. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions PageLinker Participatory Design Supporting biologists’ process of analysing web-based data by associating related web pages. 4 iterations in a participatory design process links automatically created through copy/paste events co-adaptation shown manual linking Contextual Bookmarks A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 10/21
  11. 11. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Evaluation Field Expertiment limited time-series, field experiment within-subjects design, with one factor 4 iterations, once a week during one month 1. Firefox, 2. Firefox + PageLinker, 3. Firefox, 4. Firefox + PageLinker. at users’ (12) workplace, on their own browser 15 minutes scenario, illustrating everyday web navigation A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 11/21
  12. 12. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Evaluation Scenario 15 minutes scenario, illustrating everyday web navigation 1: Database search (NCBI) 2,3: Parallel exploration (Genemark, Genescan) 4: Comparison (bl2seq) 5: Analysis and visual scan (Blast) A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 12/21
  13. 13. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Results - time task completion time was 28% shorter (p < 0.01) A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 13/21
  14. 14. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Results - clicks 22% fewer clicks occurred (p < 0.01) A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 14/21
  15. 15. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Results - page loads 38% fewer pages loaded (p < 0.01) A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 15/21
  16. 16. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Results Some explanations fewer intermediate pages visited fewer searches more accurate positioning greater understanding A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 16/21
  17. 17. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Conclusion Personal web of relevant pages Contextual bookmarks improve revisitation Keep users in control 3-month follow-up: 2/3 were still using it A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 17/21
  18. 18. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Authors InSitu lab: http://insitu.lri.fr/ download: http://rabidfox.mozdev.org A.Tabard: http://www.lri.fr/∼tabard A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 18/21
  19. 19. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions RDF datastructure A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 19/21
  20. 20. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Workshop A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 20/21
  21. 21. Demo Web page Revisitation Participatory Design of PageLinker in situ Evaluation Questions Navtracer: Firefox event logger Improve the very limited browsers’ history Need for detailed interaction log Generated by the system through a Firefox extension Know what you are interested in A.Tabard, W.Mackay, N.Roussel, C.Letondal: Pagelinker, Integrating contextual bookmarks into a browser 21/21

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