Our intent is to validate the adoption of an enclosure-based visualization technique of hierarchical structures for the pre- sentation of web sites, according to a paradigm that (1) abandons the concept of web page collection and (2) replaces the link-traversal based navigation with a zoom-based nav- igation. In particular we re-visit the box in box technique (originally introduced to visualize objects in a knowledge base), based on recursive containment among labeled boxes, where panning and zooming operations allow to move the visibility window over the structure. The paper presents the main features of \boxed" web sites, sketches system charac- teristics and architecture, and discusses results of a prelim- inary evaluation study based on the comparison between a traditional version and a boxed version of the same site.

Navigation by Zooming in Boxes: Preliminary Evaluation

DI MASCIO TANIA;TARANTINO, Laura
2006-01-01

Abstract

Our intent is to validate the adoption of an enclosure-based visualization technique of hierarchical structures for the pre- sentation of web sites, according to a paradigm that (1) abandons the concept of web page collection and (2) replaces the link-traversal based navigation with a zoom-based nav- igation. In particular we re-visit the box in box technique (originally introduced to visualize objects in a knowledge base), based on recursive containment among labeled boxes, where panning and zooming operations allow to move the visibility window over the structure. The paper presents the main features of \boxed" web sites, sketches system charac- teristics and architecture, and discusses results of a prelim- inary evaluation study based on the comparison between a traditional version and a boxed version of the same site.
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