|•||Finding a Web document you know exists, and that you have visited before (targeted revisitation)|
|•||Finding a Web document you know exists, but that you've never seen before (targeted search)|
|•||Finding a Web document and most of the pages related to it on a particular topic (comprehensive browsing)|
|•||Finding a Web document on a topic that is "close enough" to the subject at hand (satisficing during browsing)|
|Our on-going usability analysis of Web browsers (e.g, Czerwinski & Larson 1997).|
|Literature review of important browser usage characteristics, (e.g., Abrams & Baecker 1997; Tauscher& Greenberg 1997)|
|Cross-product comparison and historical tracking|
Targeted revisitation is the ability to go back to a page you have previously visited. This is the ability for which the History and the Favorites features in most Web browsers were designed. PadPrints (Hightower et al. 1998) has been shown empirically to do a superior job of providing the user with an easy way to return to a previously visited page. PadPrints works by creating a visual tree of all the web pages that the user has previously visited. As the user moves around
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Publication information: Book title: Human-Computer Interaction:Ergonomics and User Interfaces. Volume: 1. Contributors: Hans-Jörg Bullinger - Editor, Jürgen Ziegler - Editor. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 1223.
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