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User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization

Volume 9146 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 350-356

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Understanding Real-Life Website Adaptations by Investigating the Relations Between User Behavior and User Experience

  • Mark P. GrausAffiliated withHuman-Technology Interaction Group, Eindhoven University of Technology Email author 
  • , Martijn C. WillemsenAffiliated withHuman-Technology Interaction Group, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • , Kevin SwelsenAffiliated withHuman-Technology Interaction Group, Eindhoven University of Technology

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Abstract

We study how a website adaptation based on segment predictions from click streams affects visitor behavior and user experience. Through statistical analysis we investigate how the adaptation changed actual behavior. Through structural equation modeling of subjective experience we answer why the change in behavior occurred. The study shows the value of using survey data for constructing and evaluating predictive models. It additionally shows how a website adaptation influences user experience and how this in turn influences visitor behavior.

Keywords

Online adaptation Visitor behavior User experience Online behavior Online segmentation Structural equation modeling