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      Exploring Blog Spaces: A Study of Blog Reading Experiences using Dynamic Contextual Displays

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      People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology (HCI)

      Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology

      1 - 5 September 2009

      Blogging, Contextualization, Contextual User Interfaces, Focus + Context Interfaces, Eye Tracking, Cognitive Style

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            Abstract

            In this paper we report on an eye-tracking experiment conducted with 60 participants to gain an understanding of how people interact with blog environments. We compared a standard blog interface with a novel contextual blog interface, which dynamically adjusts its contextual navigation to a selected article. We measured task performance and interaction behaviour for explorative tasks and goal-oriented search tasks. We further collected subjective feedback to evaluate user preferences. We found that participants using the contextual blog interface completed search tasks 19% faster and made 80% fewer errors. Moreover, participants using the contextual blog interface interacted more with the provided information during the exploration tasks. We did not find significant differences in user preference overall between both blog interfaces. However, a more detailed analysis of our results suggests significant demographic differences for performance, behavioural and subjective measures.

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            Conference
            September 2009
            September 2009
            : 252-261
            Affiliations
            [0001]University College London

            Department of Computer Science

            Gower Street

            +44 (0)20 7679 0351
            [0002]University College London

            Department of Computer Science

            Gower Street

            +44 (0)20 7679 7212
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2009.30
            caef2a6a-252d-4cab-950a-962d91c176f4
            © Sven Laqua et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology, Churchill College Cambridge, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology
            HCI
            Churchill College Cambridge, UK
            1 - 5 September 2009
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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