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OCLC number
60797605
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Author
Teng, Hui,1974-
Title
Location breadcrumbs for navigation :an exploratory study.
Degree
M.C. Sc. -- Dalhousie University, 2004
Publisher
Ottawa :National Library of Canada = Bibliothè€que nationale du Canada,[2005]
Description
2 microfiches.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Abstract
Location breadcrumbs are a navigation tool used in World Wide Web (WWW) browsers, to show the position of the current webpage in the website structure. We developed menu breadcrumb, a novel extension to the existing location breadcrumb method: in addition to providing the usual sequence of links, menu breadcrumbs include pull-down menus showing the links that are available at each webpage in the sequence. The current study is to determine whether further development of menu breadcrumbs is warranted, and what avenues for future research on them are interesting. Forty subjects participated in our information searching experiment by navigating with two different breadcrumb techniques using two different websites (in two sessions). We measured subjects' speed, frequency of use, 'lostness', and satisfaction. Except for a significant site effect on the lostness measure in the first session, in our experiment, navigating with menu breadcrumbs was no worse than regular location breadcrumbs.
ISBN
0612941507
9780612941502
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