Elastic Windows: A Hierarchical Multi-Window World-Wide Web Browser

Eser Kandogan and Ben Shneiderman*,     Department of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory. E-mail address: kandogan@cs.umd.edu, ben@cs.umd.edu

ABSTRACT

The World-Wide Web is becoming an invaluable source for the information needs of many users. However, current browsers are still primitive, in that they do not support many of the navigation needs of users, as indicated by user studies. They do not provide an overview and a sense of location in the information structure being browsed. Also they do not facilitate organization and filtering of information nor aid users in accessing already visited pages without high cognitive demands. In this paper, a new ...

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