A Tool Support for Web Applications Adaptation Using Navigation History

  • Sergio Firmenich
  • Marco Winckler
  • Gustavo Rossi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6949)

Abstract

Currently the Web is a platform for performing complex tasks which involve dealing with different Web applications. However users still have to face these tasks in a handcrafted way. In this paper we present a novel approach that combines concern-sensitive adaptation and navigation history to improve the user experience while performing a task. We have developed some simple though powerful tools for applying this approach to some typical tasks such as trip planning and house rental. We illustrate the paper with a simple though realistic case study and compare our work with others in the same field.

Keywords

House Rental System Usability Scale Document Object Model Contextual Menu Improve User Experience 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Firmenich
    • 1
  • Marco Winckler
    • 2
  • Gustavo Rossi
    • 1
  1. 1.LIFIA, Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Nacional de La Plata and Conicet ArgentinaArgentina
  2. 2.ICS-IRITUniversité Paul SabatierFrance

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