Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Clicking behavior in web browsers

I got challenged earlier today to back up our assertations that history menus in web browsers are poorly used. So, off to the internet to do research. Or, rather, find other's research. Found a really neat paper that solved all our problems. A 2007 study (and there are no others for years before) that looks at lots and lots of user click data, and reviews the whole state of the browser today vs. what it's being forced to be. Worth it if you design interactive systems at all, and especially for any of the webs. If you have an ACM account, you can download the paper from here: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1240624.1240719 Or, there's a slideshare of it in summary.

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